Vacancy Details

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PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT OFFICER- NORTHERN NIGERIA FLOUR MILLS, KANO

THE PURPOSE

To assist Product Development Department and R&D Department to develop the new projects and help with the rest of team to prepare all our projects for market launch

THE JOB

  • To develop R&D objectives in group’s BU for cost effective recipes, formulations, RM substitution, variants, process changes and standards, quality specification etc. in consonance with the Business Units plan
  • Complete development, optimization and cost reduction projects for specified customers, proactively and/or in response to briefs to achieve sales growth
  • To ensure an activity plan along with timelines, resources, equipment’s and space needed to execute the R&D deliverables.
  • To carry out NPD initiatives, lead trials on the shop floor or open market along with production teams, and coordinate with marketing or project management team for market testing of new product prototypes and feedback thereof
  • Once the product concept and formulation are finalized, coordinate with manufacturing for productionizing and firming up process methodology and SOP’s
  • Creating & maintaining the formulas, process to manufacture, Raw material and finish product specification and other R&D related documents
  • Conducting and proper documenting the chemical & physical analysis - Target and new products
  • Meeting Internal/External Customer sample requirements
  • Organize and Participate in internal Sensory taste panel sessions
  • Identify innovative ideas to deliver solutions and services
  • Build, grow and communicate the knowledge base of competitors (direct and indirect) with the help of the business development and sales teams
  • Research global trends and activities within all operations, equipment and ingredients and share the info with the relevant teams

THE PERSON MUST

  • Be self-motivated
  • Have good interpersonal skills
  • Have leadership qualities
  • Be a “people-person”
  • Be very detailed and research-oriented
  • Be able to multi-task

QUALIFICATION

  • 5 ‘O’ level credits including Mathematics and English in not more than 2 sitting
  • Bachelor’s degree B.sc Food Science or any related field
  • Experience in R&D and product development
  • Must be able to speak Hausa

EXPERIENCE

  • 5 cognate experience
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