Master Baker (Cakes/Desserts/Baking) – Durban
Rapid Recruiting
Durban, South Africa
3d ago
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Master Baker (Cakes / Desserts / Baking) Durban

Requirements :

  • A degree or equivalent (or higher will be advantageous) in Food Technology, Nutritional sciences / Dietetics with an added advantage for Quality management.
  • The candidate should have at least six years experience in Research and Development / New Product Development in a Cake / Desserts / Baking FMCG manufacturing environment.
  • The position requires proven scientific knowledge in the fields of baking / food technology, nutrition and good technical understanding with special focus on Cakes / Desserts / Baking.
  • Having master baker credentials would be an advantage.

  • Your ability to scientifically scrutinize existing formulations and find potential ways to both improve quality / yields / costs will play a large part in your objectives and KPI s.
  • Experience in managing own projects; product specification; nutritional calculations; product costings; conducting sensory tastings;
  • planning and executing production trials and shelf-life testing.

  • Prior experience in working with Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP), Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), Food Safety Systems Certification (FSSC) and the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) standards.
  • Duties :

  • Developing new products from concept to launch according to the supplied brief, including management of costings, Nutritionals, specifications, documentation and preparation for photoshoots.
  • Searching the market for trends and new product ideas.
  • Reformulating existing products for product improvements, cost-saving, best practice in clean-labelling and technical changes.
  • Lab and production trials, launch productions and training of production staff.
  • Designing, conducting and documenting sensory evaluations and tastings.
  • Liaison with the Marketing Department in respect of concepts, packaging and the process of new product development.
  • Compiling and checking ingredient lists, packaging information and specifications.
  • A food safety team member and acting as a liaison to the Quality Assurance Department concerning GMP, HACCP, FSSC / ISO standards, specifications, customer complaints and other quality matters.
  • Serving as a contact to suppliers and the Headquarters in Germany.
  • Implementing and maintaining of systems and processes for product costings, nutritionals, recipes and packaging information for all ranges of products
  • Functioning as the head of the R&D team with approximately 4 direct reportable and reporting to the R&D director.
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