Food Technologist
Willers Solution Limited
Lagos, Nigeria
11h ago
source : Fuzu

Our client, a reputable firm in the FMCG industry is looking to fill the role of a Food Technologist

Role : Food Technologist

Location : Lagos

  • Modify existing products and processes and develop new ones
  • Check and improve safety and quality control procedures in our own and suppliers' factories, from the raw material stage through to the finished product
  • Research current consumer markets and latest technologies to develop new product concepts
  • Select raw materials and other ingredients from suppliers
  • Prepare product costings based on raw materials and manufacturing costs to ensure profitable products
  • Audit suppliers or manage internal audits
  • Run trials of new products - either alongside or together with product development coordinate launches of new products
  • Deal with any customer complaint investigations or product issues
  • Compile, check and approve product specifications and labelling
  • Undertake long-term projects with other departments, such as reducing waste by improving efficiency
  • Work on packaging innovation and technology
  • Conduct experiments and produce sample products
  • Design the processes and machinery for making products with a consistent flavour, color and texture in large quantities
  • Build relationships with suppliers and customers
  • Ensure products are profitable.
  • Develop the ability to repeat processes to ensure consistency and safety
  • Liaise with technical and commercial colleagues in procurement, sales, technical services and marketing and distribution, and with official food inspection and hygiene agencies (this takes up a considerable proportion of time on the manufacturing side)
  • Work with engineering and production to develop solutions to production issues, while maintaining food safety.
  • Work with suppliers on quality issues and new product ideas
  • Manage the safety, legality and quality of food produced.
  • Carry out administrative tasks and devise policy for government departments
  • Implement enforcement roles in local authority environmental health departments
  • Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in nutritional science, dietetics, or relevant field.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience as a professional nutritionist.
  • In-depth knowledge of biochemistry, research methods, and human physiology.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
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