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Head of Research & Development, Fresh Produce Business Development Specialist and Research Assistants Jobs in Kenya

Head of Research and Development

A Large Food Processing Company seeks to fill the position of Head of Research and development.

Reporting to the General Manager and working closely with the heads of various departments.

Your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Responsible for the development of new products, new formulation, and enhancement of existing products.
  • Understanding and development of product samples based on customer feedback
  • Responsibility for the recommendation of new raw materials and additives to improve product quality.
  • Initiating innovation, and oversee projects to conclusion.
  • Management and development of the research and development team.
  • Maintenance of all documentation as per the standards set by the company
Key Requirements and qualifications expected
  • Possess a University degree in food technology with sound practical/applied knowledge in food science.
  • Should have a passion for research with awareness of the latest trends in Food Manufacturing Technology.
  • Should have the ability to keep accurate records of work performed as well as prepare and present regular reports to senior management.
  • 4 to 5 years working in a similar role, within a food manufacturing environment, with an awareness of market development.
  • Knowledge of business management or marketing will be an advantage
Fresh Produce Business Development Specialist

A Large food processing Company seeks to fill the position of a Fresh Produce Business Development Specialist.

Reporting to the General Manager and working closely with the heads of various departments.

Your duties and responsibilities will include:
  • Developing the fresh produce markets for new and existing customers.
  • Ensure product development to customers’ requirement including packaging, specifications and delivery schedules
  • Developing and managing the full supply chain including logistics
  • Provide leadership to a team of managers in various capacities of the fresh produce chain in order to deliver the required products
  • Lead the development of any investment required to develop and grow the business.
  • Responsible for optimal use of all resources as well as deliver results as per agreed budgets.
The Person

We require a candidate with the following qualifications:
  • A graduate from a recognized university preferably with a bias in agri business management;
  • Knowledge and experience in fresh produce operations and marketing;
  • Minimum 3-5 years experience in a similar role at a senior management level;
  • Highly developed team working, communication and interpersonal skills
Research and Development Assistants

A Large food processing Company seeks to fill the position of Research and Development Assistants.

Reporting to the Head of Research and development.

Your duties and responsibilities will include:
  • Product profiling and development of a work plan.
  • Relevant research on products and their subsequent development.
  • Acquiring and analyzing samples of related products.
  • Take a lead in the actual production i.e. Product mapping and parameter setting.
  • Oversee the trials and sample development.
Key Requirements and qualifications expected
  • Possess a University degree in food technology with good practical knowledge
  • Should have a passion for research
  • Should have the ability to prepare reports and keep accurate records of work performed.
  • 2-3 years working in a similar role, within a food manufacturing environment, with an awareness of market development.
Please submit your application electronically to : recruitment@smartjobs.20m.com

Only candidates shortlisted for interviews shall be contacted.


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