R&D MANAGER

at Puratos Ethiopia Food Industries S.C
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted October 14, 2020
Category Engineering
Management
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB

Description

Major Responsibilities and Key Tasks

  • Development of their competencies in R&D for powder products and wet products.
  • Drive developments of new bakery, patisserie and chocolate products and concepts for all customer segments
  • Provide proactive technical support to business development (sales, marketing):
    • Training of sales people and demonstrators
    • Customer visits
    • Presentations to customers
  • Assure high level technical support and good commercial contacts with key accounts
  • Provide R&D support to production (for technical & quality issues, obsolete stock, SKU management…)
  • Manage the TA & the Innovation Center
  • Develop the R&D team depending on the business evolution
  • Interact with regional team and HQ in order to keep local team informed and trained on latest Group Innovations/technologies and actively promote the implementation of these innovations in the country.
  • Ensure that all technical data linked to products (data sheet, declaration, formulas…) are always correct & comply with food legislation
  • Ensure confidentiality of formulas and protection of know-how respecting the Group golden rules of know-how protection
  • Operation support – Select the right raw materials, define the process to produce, and define the QC for raw materials and finished products.

JOB REQUIREMENT

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science & Technology, Food Engineering, or related field
  • Advanced degrees are nice to have.

Work experience

  • At least 5 years of experience in food-related R&D position, preferable from the bakery, patisserie, or chocolate field.

Required job related knowledge, skills and abilities (functional skills)

Essential knowledge

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is mandatory.
  • Strong knowledge and/ or interest in food ingredients and applications

Skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong presentation and commercial skills
  • Analytical and quality oriented
  • Business Driven

Abilities

  • Open minded and flexible in daily tasks
  • Pro-active person, taking initiatives
  • Team player with good sense of humor

Functional link with: Regional R&D Manager Asia Pacific Middle-East Africa (APMEA)

Duty station:- Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with 30% travel to regions

 

Applying Instructions

Interested applicant can submit their application, CVs and non-returnable photocopies of educational, work experience other credentials to :- [email protected] OR

In person to our Branch office Tracon Tower 1st floor Aluminum sales office – Chercher Road in front of Tikur Anbesa high School.

For More Information 0118360672

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