Assistant production manager

Job Summary

To modify existing products & processes, and to develop new ones. To check and improve safety and quality control procedures of the company from the raw material stage through to the finished product.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description

A reputable company in the manufacturing sector requires suitably qualified candidates for the post of Food Technologist.

Responsibilities

  • To research current consumer markets and the latest technologies to develop new product concepts.
  • To assist in selecting raw materials and other ingredients from suppliers.
  • To prepare product costing based on raw materials and manufacturing costs to ensure profitable products.
  • To coordinate launches of new products or running trials alongside with product development.
  • To deal with any customer’s complaints in relation to the company’s products & to carry out investigations also on product issues.
  • To compile, check & approve product specifications and labelling.
  • To undertake long-term projects with other departments, with the view of reducing waste and improve efficiency.
  • To work on packaging innovation and technology.
  • To develop the ability to repeat processes to ensure consistency and safety.
  • To liaise with technical and commercial colleagues in Procurement, Sales Technical services, Marketing/Distribution, and with official food inspection and hygiene agencies if need be.
  • To work with Engineering/Production to develop solutions to production issues whilst maintaining food safety.

Qualification: 

  • BSc./HND in food science & technology other related disciplines with a minimum of 3yrs working experience in a food processing industry or a Blue chip company. Post-graduate degree or Professional certificate will be an added advantage.



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