New Product Developer/ Food Safety Officer



How About: — STELLENBOSCH —, working as a — NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPER/ FOOD SAFETY OFFICER — for the —FMCG industry.

Our client in Stellenbosch is urgently looking for a New Product Developer / Food safety Officer.

To Develop & approve new and reformulations for products based upon quality & customer requirements in the dairy industry.



National Diploma/BSc Dairy,

Food Science / Food Technology Experience

3 years laboratory work,

Bench top/ prototype formulations, manufacturing/ production experience (including supervising plant trials & scale up) and package/ label development and review Dairy Products experience & exposure highly preferred

Excellent time management skills, sense of urgency and desire to complete all assignments on a timely basis.

Proven knowledge and understanding of new product development process

Knowledge of ingredient functionality, product formulations, and basic food preparation Working knowledge of sensory evaluation procedures utilizing a well-developed sense of taste, smell, and texture (mouthfeel)

Understanding of regulatory compliance (various industry standards)

Understanding of food labelling regulations

Knowledge of microbiology & food/ non-food safety

Thorough knowledge & understanding of manufacturing equipment, systems & and environments

Proficiency with MS Office and the ability to quickly learn.

Experience interacting with suppliers/ vendors and customers

Understanding of GMP, FSSC22000, TQM and other quality assurance systems



Includes reviewing product performance, product sensory evaluation, researching product standards and attributes, determining product safety, and directing consumer testing and analysis by third parties if needed.

The Product Developer is expected to work autonomously and also guide lower level staff in the completion of their projects.

Develop, review & approve packaging & labels for new & reformulated products. Includes assuring technical accuracy, regulatory compliance, and internal requirements.

Act as the primary technical & regulatory resource for internal & external customers.

Includes advising on potential product attributes for new product concepts, researching new regulations, manufacturing capabilities, legal compliance, and tracking food industry trends.

Create & manage product specifications. Includes requesting product specifications and other technical documentation from suppliers, creating internal specifications, and reviewing & approving any updates to current product specifications.

Manage internal & external suppliers, contractors & other outside resources. Includes directing requested product changes, evaluations, consumer testing, and analysis.

Coordinate and manage customer complaints

Compile and manage Quality/Micro Index/ Scores report

Drive completion of internal audits

Drive quality and food safety standards

Coordinate and manage FSSC22000 system


— SALARY: A competitive, market related salary is on offer




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