Research and Development Officer

Fastizers Food and Confectionery Limited started with its first production of cookies 5 years ago, desiring to cater to its immediate community. This first batch of home-made Fastizers Cookies, produced with less than N1,000, got so much positive feedback it inspired the production of subsequent batches, however still on a small scale from a home-kitchen.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Research and Development OfficerLocation: OgunJob DescriptionResearch current consumer markets and latest technologies to develop new product concepts.Design and develop products & processes while ensuring Food Safety for consumers, fulfilling regulatory requirements and complying with Fastizers Quality PoliciesDesign the processes and machinery for making products with a consistent flavour, colour and texture.Develop new recipes as per management requirements.Modify existing products and processes and develop new onesPrepare product costings based on raw materials and manufacturing costs to ensure profitable productsRun trials of new productsDocument and report on test runs and results. Identify any potential issues or improvements to the process or formulations and discuss with management team.Coordinate launches of new productsConnect and use network to develop better and faster products & processesWork on packaging innovation and technologyCoordinate with external vendors for ingredients and other material needs in order to fulfill organizational needsWork collaboratively and develop strong relationships with cross functional teams including; QA, Operations, and Procurement to solve key business issues and drive profitable growth.Actively participating in and encouraging improvement initiatives that improve our win rate and improve our new product scale up.Maintain high accurate documentation of the product development processQuality:Implement quality standards for the biscuits producedEnsure that strict hygiene food safety standards are met and quality programs are followed.Seeks to continuously improve production and R&D processes through best practice.Check and improve safety and quality control procedures in the organization and suppliers' factories, from the raw material stage through to the finished product

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