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Job Summary

We are looking for a Food Product Research Associate to create and develop new food products & improve on existing food products that align with our company's goals through proper planning and strategies.

  • Minimum Qualification: Diploma
  • Experience Level: Entry level
  • Experience Length: 1 year

Job Description/Requirements

Responsibilities:


Support General Food Research & Development Activities:

  • Work directly with the Food R&D lead to create product development strategies that meet our guidelines (cost, ingredients, caloric/nutritional, time constraints, and operational complexity)
  • Leverage your knowledge of nutrition principles, food production methods, seasonal ingredients/procurement, etc. into the development of recipes and menu rotations that can easily be produced at a large scale consistently and with high-quality and are optimized for taste but also for cost
  • Utilize market data, seasonality of ingredients, customer buying trends and feedback to continuously evolve and improve our meals and the process by which we develop them.
  • Continuous improvement of our products is a must
  • Conduct periodic competitive and consumer trend analysis to inform future product development

Provide Support on Food Quality Assurance and Supervision

  • Work with the Production team to execute new recipes as well as implement improvements to existing recipes (i.e., proper production techniques for all meals) -
  • Ensure all finished food products meet specifications

Collaborate with Procurement and Operations:

  • Work with procurement to ensure the best quality ingredients are used while minimizing food costs
  • Address and eliminate product quality issues/customer complaints arising from problems originating with the ingredients involved in the production of meals and/or the final product

Evaluate Customer Feedback and Be A Team Player:

  • Analyze customer feedback on meals and incorporate feedback into new dishes, or improve existing dishes
  • Receive extensive and honest feedback on meal accessibility and flavors and incorporate into new dish ideation
  • Attend and participate in weekly culinary meetings including weekly R&D tastings, weekly meal quality rating reviews, and team check-ins
  • Collaborate with other chefs to improve and test each other's dishes



Requirements:

  • Culinary school coursework or relevant experience is ideal.
  • A degree in food science with focus on R & D is an added bonus -
  • Prior experience in a test kitchen, Kitchen, restaurant, or culinary environment is advantageous but not mandatory.
  • Strong research background - A passion for staying up to speed on the most current research on the science of nutrition & R & D. -
  • Basic understanding of cooking techniques, food preparation, and kitchen safety practices.
  • Passion for food and curiosity about culinary trends and innovation
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multitask in a fast-paced kitchen environment.
  • Excellent attention to detail, ensuring accurate execution of recipes and proper measurements.
  • Practical communication skills to work within a team and convey observations.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing tasks and priorities in the kitchen.
  • Willingness to learn and follow instructions from senior team members. -
  • Ability to maintain a clean and organized workspace.


Benefits and Perks:

  • Great colleagues & an amazing work culture
  • Opportunities to learn & grow in your career -
  • A chance to to impact the quality of life of Nigerians!


Remuneration: Between 84,000 - 140,000 naira monthly when you work 12 or 20 times every month, respectively.

Note that the job is done in shifts, and you could be asked to work in the day or night shift on any day of the week, including Saturday or Sunday.

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