Global Profilers is a Recruitment & HR Services firm specialized in recruitment in Africa. We are currently looking for an RD & A Technologist for a client of ours who is a food processing firm. RESPONSIBILITIES:Support the development of innovative & technically sound, food ingredient systems, with particular emphasis on:Instant Noodle FlavorsBouillon CubesSnack Flavors.Work closely with Commercial Managers and fellow technologists in understanding the market or customer needs and offer the necessary technical solutions. Build relationships with key personnel within allocated accounts via telephone, visits, presentations and attending trials in manufacturing plants when required.Carry out competitor and product awareness analysis, attending sensory product evaluations where possible and carrying out own retail reviews required.Supervise factory mix or QC on first production trials of new recipes where required. Ensure new products are correct prior to being released from QC.Provide updates to the R&D Manager or Director about the progress and current results of the research program to ensure the involved persons are up to date with projects.Ensure that products developed are cost competitive.Attend regular meetings with account managers and customer service representatives to ensure objectives are being met.Remain fully flexible to meet business requirements.Ensure you are kept well-informed on the changes and developments related to Research and Development and that your knowledge is up-to-date within the context of new developments and legislation changes etc.