GFIC is recruiting for a Regional leading FMCG company, Producing Powders, Culinary Products and Beverages, private owned with a lxong history, with a strong export, beeing present in almost 100 countries the
Product Technologist m/f/d
The Product Technologist optimises and develops recipes/formulae.
The Product Technologist also carries out raw material supplier programs and cost optimisation exercises and product improvement initiatives.
The Product Technologist also acts as a link to factory support and follows the up-scale of products and supports operations with new product launches and assists in the trouble shooting.
The Product Technologist sets specifications for raw materials and products.
Responsible for executing recipe improvements projects as part of quality, cost or product performance improvement projects whilst documenting the development work as per our standards;
Responsible for adhering to the out stability program by ensuring timely initiation of stability studies, execution and reporting as directed by the category responsible as part of recipe development/improvement or packaging changes;
Responsible for developing new products
Perform trials/experiments in kitchen/lab/pilot and factory scale to achieve all briefed objectives on time
Develop robust product specifications (from a nutritional and ingredient stand point) to ensure sustainable and flexible formulas that will meet consumer, quality and process needs
Support the category during product industrialization by acquiring basic process understanding and ensuring proper knowledge transfer from R&D to operations
Able to analyze consumer/regional analysis and extrapolate into a targeted product brief
Effectively ensuring constant upkeep of competition analysis with basic sensorial and consumer understanding to support product development;
Support the various technical programs
Participate effectively in investigations and problem solving initiatives
Perform chemical product analysis and set up new methods when required
Responsible for keeping of lab and safety equipment in good order and ensure availability
Ideal Candidate Profile
Degree in Food Technology/ Food Engineering
3 years of experience in Food Product Development
Good level of ingredient knowledge & their impact on the process and final product
Good knowledge of processes and technologies involved in food manufacturing
Ability to analyse and understand consumer/regional analysis
Good Sensorial skills and ability to deduct conclusions