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NPD Flavour Development Specialist: Agri-feed (CT)

Scientific (Technical) ~ Scientific (Management)

Tertiary qualification in Food Technology / Food Science, preferably with biochemistry. Working experience in new product development (NPD) in flavour and aroma development within the food industry context is essential for this role. SA citizens only.
Location:  Cape Town
Salary: Based on experience
Our client, an innovative, environmentally aware production company, is seeking a qualified food scientist or food technologist to join their team, who are embarking on the development of nutritionally sound agricultural feed / pet food from alternative bio-protein sources. This medium sized business is well-established, currently producing, supplying and exporting sustainable animal nutrition solutions to existing customers in SA & the international market.
This is a new expansion role, requiring industry-based knowledge and working experience in the food industry combined with applicable flavour and aroma development experience. This role will be responsible for creating and managing the NPD process, from concept to final product, using the existing bio-protein ingredients developed, while sourcing additional new ingredients and flavours to create and optimise the production of the desired end product, to ensure gains in production output.
The role will be tailored to the experience of the individual, where general responsibilities will likely include collaborating with the existing team, taking a lead in identifying potential new ingredients and products, selecting raw materials from suppliers, independently planning and running new product trials. The role will require working independently, project planning & managing working time effectively using previously gained industry knowledge & experience.
    • BSc/MSc Food Science/ BTech in Food Technology or Food Science
    • From 3 ~ 8 years’ work experience within NPD food production environment
    • Min. 2 yrs experience in flavour /& aroma development, preferably in pet food, meat
    • Experience managing NPD projects independently  
    • Great communication skills (English)
    • Independent working style, detail-orientated, self-motivated, adaptable  
    • Driver’s license, own vehicle, SA citizens only
Application information:  Please apply online below.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted