Product Development/QC Manager at Foodco Limited

Product Development/QC Manager at Foodco Limited

Foodco Limited a diversified consumer goods company with interests in retail, fast food restaurants, entertainment and manufacturing. From our humble beginning as a small fresh foods stall in Bodija, Ibadan, Oyo State, we have grown to become a leading brand in South-West Nigeria. For over three decades, we have built a strong reputation as an industry leader in both quality and responsible citizenship. We have broken new grounds, forged solid ties with our partners, customer and staff and continue to make impactful interventions within our host communities.

Product Development/QC Manager

Job Type                          Full Time

Qualification                   BA/BSC/HND

Experience                      5 Years

Location                          Lagos, Oyo

Job Field                        Manufacturing

Job Description

The Product Development/QC Manager will be responsible for leading efforts involved in new product/process development and improvements; coupled as well as Quality Control support responsibilities.

Product Development

  • Leads the technical aspects of product development through the investigation, planning, execution, evaluating and reporting on new product / process development and improvement.
  • Independently initiates, investigates, and implements significant new formulations, recipes, process improvements, existing product improvement and cost savings projects.
  • Evaluates and makes recommendations concerning the application of new recipe and processing technologies.
  • Prepare new product costings based on raw materials and manufacturing costs to ensure profitable products.
  • This position initiates, evaluates, plans, directs, executes, implements, and reports on activities related to the development of new products, improvements or cost savings ideas.
  • Interface with NAFDAC and all related regulatory bodies, as it relates to new product development and factory regulations compliance; while ensuring stringent hygienic standards are met around new product lines
  • Stays apprised of new technologies, trends and processes in the food manufacturing industry, and advices as appropriate.
  • Develops understanding of all processes new to the organization; evaluates whether portions of such processes are applicable to other products.
  • Document and report on new product test runs/trials and results. Identify any potential issues or improvements to the process or formulations and discuss with management team.
  • Maintains an accurate documentation of workflow and processes.
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Quality Control

  • Ensuring legal obligations are followed and ensuring compliance with regulatory bodies and with health and safety guidelines.
  • Setting the requirements for raw materials from suppliers and monitoring their compliance.
  • Supervising inspectors, technicians, and other staff members and providing guidance.
  • Ensure that all Quality Operations SOPs are strictly adhered to; and review the SOPs as appropriate.

Collaboration

  • Acts as a technical consultant to all Food Manufacturing units of FoodCo on product formulation/processing and quality assurance issues related to assigned products.
  • Work collaboratively and develop strong relationships with cross functional teams including; Operations, and Procurement to solve key business issues and drive profitable growth.

Talent Management

  • Manage performance of reports and ensure that relevant training and development interventions are implemented to sustain performance.
  • Train team members/stakeholders and grow their capabilities on the products developed as needed for scaling up production and quality assurance lines.
  • Mentor and coach reports to ensure performance in the team is sustained.

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Requirements

First degree or equivalent qualification in Food Science Technology

Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years’ related working experience, across reputable food manufacturing organisations.
  •  Proven record and success in developing new products.
  • Deep understanding of the Food Manufacturing market in Nigeria, and related consumer products.
  • Working knowledge across different aspects of Food Manufacturing such as confectioneries, ice creams, pastry, bakery, etc
  • Working knowledge of related food manufacturing regulatory standards.
  • Commercial awareness and market orientation
  •  Innovative and creative acumen.
  • Strong emotional intelligence and leadership skills.
  • Strong work ethics
  • Excellent interpersonal and stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent communication and accountability skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skill
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Deadline: June 30, 2020

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: careers@foodcoonline.com using the position as subject of email.

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