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Do you want to work for well-known organisations within the manufacturing and FMCG industries in South Africa? Do you have good experience in the industry and feel that you will add value to any organisation that you work for? We’d like to help you find yourself in your ideal career.

NPD Process Technologist

Food Processing

NPD Process Technologist who has a passion for the commercialisation of products and experience in high product output environment req for well established food processor. Working knowledge of the concept to launch process. Should you have any queries, call Antoinette or Salomie on 0861 FENRIS (336747).

Responsible for the implementation of new products developed by the NPD Team in the factories that will ensure a successful production launch, ensuring that product consistency is achieved throughout the entire process.
Schedule and manage production line trials and re-evaluations making sure that everything has gone to plan.
Understand company production processes and flagging up any potential problems to the NPD team at early development stages.
Initiate solutions to production issues / problems / capacity constraints.
Develop and co-ordinate practical schedules for product launches.
Liaise with purchasing colleagues to ensure that all incoming stock for initial production runs is in place.

Technical & Quality Management
Ensure that Factory Trials take place with the outcomes reported to all relevant teams, measure yields and make sure that
everything complies with customer expectations.
Facilitate customer visits during production trials.
Initiate and trial new processing equipment - either in support of a new product launch or to make improvements to current
production processes.
Conduct ongoing investigations into production processes and making recommendations for improvements if necessary.
Ensure that operating procedures, quality contracts and specifications are written correctly for each new product and available to relevant staff

Technical Expertise and Insight
Identify any critical issues, make recommendations regarding processes of equipment for improvements.
Support initial production runs and being available to troubleshoot and provide expert advice if necessary

Food Technology or other food related qualification
Minimum 2 years proven experience running process trials within food manufacturing
Processing innovation in terms of equipment/process
NPD experience from concept to launch would be advantageous
Exposure to either retailers or foodservice customers
Valid EB Driver’s License
Visit & work out of different factories across the sites
Travel to customers and suppliers
Stay overnight on business when required
Attend launches that take place over a weekend
Good communication (verbal and written) and influencing/negotiation skills to prepare reports and present ideas to customers.
In-depth knowledge of food, ingredients, equipment and factory processes
Understand mass production techniques and machinery as well as the specific qualities and shelf-life of different ingredients as well as costings & technical issues.
Practical understanding of HACCP, GMP and hygiene systems
Basic Understanding of Microbiology

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Technical and Supplier Compliance Specialist


Vacancy exists for customer focussed Food Scientist who will focus on compliance - various categories - within the food sector, across a number of countries. 

Responsibilities in brief:
Supplier compliance.
Regulatory compliance.
Product innovation.
Supplier performance management.
Risk management.
Proactive problem-solving.
Maintaining relationships.

Extensive travel approximately 2 out of 4 weeks required not limited to India, Middle East and Africa
Degree or equivalent NHD (food technology, food science)
Lead Auditors Certificate
Animal welfare training
City & Guilds Quality Engineering Adv.
Knowledge of implementation and maintenance of quality/food safety/animal welfare management systems.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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Food & Innovation Manager - IMEA


Abovementioned who has experience in the QSR sector who will meet business objectives in terms of product development, required at well known food chain. The successful incumbent will be required to travel internationally 50% of time. 

Works with the Marketing department to execute product development strategies, policies, plans and objectives in order to support business objectives and operating plans.
Develops product, ensuring that these remain within innovation guidelines, are operationally sound and meet regional/ country specific health, legal and religious requirements.
Oversees the production methods and processes at supplier plants to ensure that “best practice” standards are maintained.
Researches current markets, consumer trends and latest technologies in order to develop new product concepts.
Participates in packaging innovation and technology initiatives.

Extensive travel approximately 2 out of 4 weeks required not limited to India, Middle East and Africa
Degree or equivalent NHD (food technology, food science)
6 + years experience in the food industry within the food science arena
Knowledge of QSR
In-depth knowledge of products and processes
Knowledge of finance and business acumen

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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Quality Assurance Manager

Food Processing
Cape Town

Vacancy exists for abovementioned who has experience in a demanding environment within the food manufacturing industry. The candidate will manage the entire quality function of the site. 

Lead Quality & Food Safety management program.
Serve as SQF Leader and facilitate annual validation/verification exercises requisite for GFSI certification.
Participate in all 3rd party audits including AIB GMP, Regulatory, Customer (SQMS), GFSI certification assessments, etc.
Develop, implement, monitor, verify and validate all HACCP activities. Serve as site Leader. 
Update and maintain QA manuals, procedures, and techniques to ensure compliance with product and packaging consistency, safety, and quality standards.
Establish, communicate and oversee the implementation of operational and quality standards to ensure compliance with all customer, governmental and Company specifications and policies.
Monitor Product and process quality through Audits, HACCP, Analytical testing, Mock Recovery, product cuttings and other quality initiatives.
Provide needed technical support to Product Development, Operations and other functional groups in the development of new products, specification enhancements, and quality and operations procedures.
Support projects aimed at quality enhancements, process improvements, and reduction of Customer concerns.
Compile and maintain training material on GMP, HACCP, Allergen control and all other pertinent Quality systems.
Monitor production, raw materials and finished product for Safety or Quality deviations and initiate formal corrective action plans as necessary. 
Works with suppliers regarding ingredients specifications and quality.
Manage Quality Control technicians and Technical Laboratory crew.
Conducts Supplier, Off-site Storage and Distribution Audits.
Investigation of Customer Complaints and reporting to Customers in a professional manner.
Provide effective management and direction to assigned staff; including recruiting and selection of employees, assigning work, training and development, performance evaluation and building of a motivated effective team to ensure that organisational goals for diversity, career development, succession and performance management and employee involvement are met.
Establish meaningful interface with customers, vendors and trade organisations to enhance FSF’s visibility and reputation in the industry and to keep abreast of current technical information.
Communicate accurate, thorough and timely information regarding quality and quality related information to appropriate personnel. Analyze date, draw appropriate conclusions and distribute professional reports to Management and to Customers as necessary.
Review and analyse data and information to present reports in a professional and useful format to the senior Management.
Identify, investigate and troubleshoot food processing problems and non-conformances to ensure compliance with product and packaging consistency, safety and quality standards to increase plant efficiency.
Involvement with Regulatory authorities. Maintain Halaal status of the facility.
Lead Environmental testing program and action non-conformances.
Frequent interaction with QA Director and General Manager to discuss quality strategies for the facility, and also discuss direction for improvement on Quality Systems.
Monitoring and reporting of SPC systems.
Complete and Submit annual Social Responsibility and Environmental scorecard assessments online.
Lead Management Review, HACCP and other Quality/Food Safety related meetings.
Performs other related and assigned duties by Senior Management.

Bachelor’s degree in food science, chemistry, microbiology, or related field of science
8 years + of relevant work experience in food production industry, with an understanding of food safety & Quality Management (SQF, BRC, FSSC, ISO 22000), and Food regulations.
Training/ Knowledge of GMP, HACCP, SOP, ISO 22000, SQF, SPC, Chemical Safety, Pest control.

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