Food Scientist
McCain Foods (South Africa) Pty Ltd
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
8d ago

Job Description FOOD SCIENTIST

Innovation REF : 34773BR

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position of Food Scientist, to be based

at McCain Head Office in Bedfordview. The successful candidate will report to the Senior Food Technologist.


New product development : for Vegetables, Potato and Value Added


  • Concept / Recipe formulation, kitchen sample preparation and sample matching.
  • Responsible for in-house sensory evaluations for new product concepts, data
  • analysis and reports.

  • Responsible for providing product attributes and specification to supply chain department for sourcing new / alternative ingredients for application in existing products and / or new products in development.
  • Testing of new and / or alternative ingredients for approval.

  • Liaise and interact with ingredient suppliers for any new raw material requirements.
  • Compile Specifications : customer specification, raw material specification, ingredient specification, bulk veg specification, import onboarding packs and final product specification according to McCain KEQ policy standards.
  • Creat and maintain a technical specification database which contains information on each product's formulation, process flow, allergens, nutritional analysis, chemical and microbiological composition, shelf life, etc.

  • Publication of all signed off specifications and other relevant supplier
  • documentation (technical) on the quality intranet for audit purposes.

  • Compile ingredient declarations and nutritional information for new or existing
  • change in formulation) products. Determine and compile preparation methods

    for new products.

  • Check legislation for new products and ensuring that they comply with the labeling regulation. Ensure regulatory requirements are met and understood across all functions to ensure total compliance of "the company" products.
  • Be aware of upcoming legislation, to ensure the "company" remains ahead (Local & Global). Sign off all packaging labels with serious attention to detail.

    Legal artwork packaging checks and approvals in accordance with trade metrology

  • Assist with factory trials for new products
  • NPD product quality assesssments : Conduct product audits for newly launched products that are in the trade.
  • Responsible for courier of samples to customers, to external laboratory for nutritional analysis, etc.

  • Relevant qualification, Degree / Diploma
  • Minimum 2 year experience within FMCG with proven track record
  • Flair for food and food preparation
  • Microsoft Office (Power Point, Excel, and Word)
  • Valid SA drivers License

  • Analytical skills
  • Proactive, self-motivated a goal orientated, attentive to detail
  • Anticipating and driving change
  • Self-Management
  • High levels of initiative
  • Innovative
  • The company will provide remuneration and benefits relevant and appropriate to the position. Preference will be given to

    historically Disadvantaged South African (HDSA) candidates.

    The closing date for applications are 15 June 2018 (Friday) .

    To apply, please visit : Internal applicants : Employee Online Services >

    External applicants :

    Function Innovation QA and Technology Services Country South Africa State / Province / Region Gauteng City / Town Johannesburg External Application Closing Date 29-Jul-2018

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