New Product Developer
TAC Recruitment
an, South Africa
2d ago
source : Executive Placements

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead product formulation and product operational readiness to ramp up and launch new products on time, with a high level of quality and maximum customer availability
  • Leading new product development for Global market
  • Leading product optimization projects or adapting the formula of products in The Collective portfolio.
  • Lead benchtop and plant trials to assess the viability of new ingredients & products
  • Ensuring projects meet deadlines, quality and regulatory standards from ideation to full scale production
  • Formulate products according to product development briefs to meet consumer acceptance, nutritional and certification targets.
  • Actively participate in new product development, from discovery and initial feasibility assessment to product qualification, business evaluation and commercialization.
  • Contribute new ideas within the R&D team that drive the innovation pipeline through scientific and technical insights.
  • Participating in consumer acceptance testing and applying learnings to product development efforts
  • Supports the development of a strong network of suppliers and external partners
  • REQUIREMENTS

  • M.Sc. Food Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry or other relevant science degrees.
  • More than 5 years of experience in the food industry in a product development role including experience leading plant trials and production start-up.
  • Experience in formulating and supporting the production of plant-based foods or formed / restructured meat products
  • Ability to continually integrate new learnings with existing knowledge.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of food science to meet consumer needs
  • Exhibit skills in prioritization, time management, and project planning.
  • Ability to work on ingredients with little industry track record.
  • Ability to work with cross functional teams located in various geographies.
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