Senior Food Laboratory Technologist at Willers Solutions

    Full-Time
    Lagos State
    Posted 8 months ago

    Job Description

    • 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 spec.
    • 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.

    Requirements

    • Minimum of B.Sc. Degree in Food Science and Technology, Industrial Chemistry, Microbiology, Lab Technology or related discipline.
    • Min of 7-10 years Cognate Experience years in a Food Manufacturing Firm (Bakery, Pastries, Confectioneries)
    • Ability to work in accordance with safety and food safety policies
    • Intermediate ability in Microsoft Office products, specifically Microsoft Excel.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV in MS Word format to: [email protected] using “Senior Food Laboratory Technologist” as the subject of the email.

    Note: Only qualified candidates will be shortlisted.

    Job Features

    Experience

    7 - 10 years

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