New Product Developer Epping Industrial Salary Negotiable
West Coast Personnel
CapeTown, South Africa
4d ago
source : Job Placements

New Product Developer

Salary Negotiable

  • Food Processing Plant seeks a New Product Developer to interpret customer needs and lifestyle trends for the development of a product development plan that delivers consistent high quality, value for money, and exceeds customer expectations;
  • whilst contributing to the respective categorys profitability and the companys strategic goals and objectives. The successful candidate will be reporting to the New Product Development Manager.

    The following skills and experience or the equivalent of such will be required :

  • Degree or diploma in Food Technology or relevant qualification preferably Culinary
  • A superior palate and sensory evaluation skills.
  • 5 years experience in food product development or related foods experience.
  • Previous work experience with a Woolworths Supplier is advantageous

    Trend Analysis

  • Interpret and utilize customer and food trends to develop proposals aligned to rends and business objectives
  • Conduct market research for benchmarking, including range reviews locally and internationally
  • Product Development

  • Develop products aligned to customer requirements and briefs, business objectives, and legislative requirements
  • Formulate specifications for new products (physical attributes and requirements) by ensuring GBJs are adhered to at all times
  • Responsible for validating recipes / recipe processes through kitchen and factory trials
  • Manage and implement the product development process within the category to ensure product ranges are delivered in line with product direction and brand values
  • Continuously upgrade existing product ranges according to customer and business requirements
  • Conduct the planning, organizing, and monitoring of production trials with the relevant production teams up until Trial 2
  • Documentation and Administration

  • Create and maintain a project tracking sheet, to ensure that the status and updates regarding current projects are reported regularly
  • Update and maintain project documentation
  • Document and file the confirmed recipes for easy access
  • Ensure manufacturing and quality contracts, feedback forms, and recipes are updated timeously, according to the CPA milestones
  • Responsible for submitting the recipes and costing templates to the Finance Department
  • Project Management

  • Responsible for ensuring that the product development program / plans are implemented and support the customer needs
  • Align recipe schedules with identified project schedules
  • Liaise with Procurement Department to ensure that raw materials available for production trials within the allocated timeframes
  • Load and update new projects using the FPI system
  • Quality Control

  • Produce high quality, innovative product samples and ensure these are delivered to the customer
  • Review, set, and continuously improve quality standards of existing product ranges through local and international benchmarking
  • Risk and Compliance

  • Maintain all relevant policy requirements
  • Comply with the necessary Occupational Health and Safety requirements
  • Ensure compliance to all food safety regulations, allergen control, housekeeping, and pest control
  • Participate in personal hygiene checks
  • Ensure compliance with all food safety legislation and regulations, organizational food safety management system requirements.
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