INTRODUCTION : -
Food Technologist (Lab In Charge) job opportunity is available at Willers Solutions Limited for individuals who possess relevant qualifications.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES : -
Develops new products leveraging expertise in food chemistry, food ingredient functionality and experimental design
Manages and oversees R&D technical functions such as sensory, shelf-life testing, legal label claims, product / packaging improvement
Manages and develops scientific approaches to business needs in areas of flavor and microbial shelf life
Provides product costs based on commodities, ingredients, and product formulations
Responsible for sourcing ingredients and leveraging vendor expertise in ingredient functionality
Develop and maintain product specification, ingredient statements, allergen information and formulas for seasoning blends;
then incorporate respective information into the label design process as needed
Participates in production trials and works with new product start-ups- ensure products are made to specifications
Works with production personnel on scale up of new products, suggests initial order quantities for ingredients and packaging, obtain cost of materials
Provides support on technical and / or quality issues
Act as a technical resource to support quality issues, answer questions about products, production capabilities, labeling regulations
Present new products to customers; often involves cooked preparation of multiple items or full meals
General awareness of NAFDAC regulations, restricted / limited ingredients and approved processing procedures
Optimizes cost / quality and process improvements contributing to increased product quality and profitability for the business
Designs tests, interpret results and recommend next steps in product development
Assists QA / QC in the analysis of product that generates customer complaints.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATION : -
Minimum of a B.Sc. Degree in Food Science and Technology is a must.
Minimum of 5 years cognate experience years as a food technologist in a bakery
Ability to work in accordance with safety and food safety policies.
Must have handled 4-5 team memebers
Must reside in lagos
Intermediate ability in microsoft office products, specifically Microsoft Excel.