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Product Technologist

Malta

The Product Technologist optimises and develops recipes/formulae. The Product Technologist also carries out raw material supplier programs and cost optimisation exercises and product improvement initiatives. The Product Technologist also acts as a link to factory support and follows the up-scale of products and supports operations with new product launches and assists in the trouble shooting. The Product Technologist sets specifications for raw materials and products.

 

Key Accountabilities

Product I&R

Responsible for executing recipe improvements projects as part of quality, cost or product performance improvement projects whilst documenting the development work as per FCP standards;

Responsible for adhering to the FCP stability program by ensuring timely initiation of stability studies, execution and reporting as directed by the category responsible as part of recipe development/improvement or packaging changes;

Responsible for developing new products

Perform trials/experiments in kitchen/lab/pilot and factory scale to achieve all briefed objectives on time

Develop robust product specifications (from a nutritional and ingredient stand point) to ensure sustainable and flexible formulas that will meet consumer, quality and process needs

Support the category during product industrialization by acquiring basic process understanding and ensuring proper knowledge transfer from R&D to operations

Able to analyze consumer/regional analysis and extrapolate into a targeted product brief

 

Driving Improvements

Effectively ensuring constant upkeep of competition analysis with basic sensorial and consumer understanding to support product development;

Support the various technical programs

Participate effectively in investigations and problem solving initiatives

Perform chemical product analysis and set up new methods when required

Responsible for keeping of lab and safety equipment in good order and ensure availability

 

Ideal Candidate Profile

Education

Degree in Food Technology/ Food Engineering

Experience

3 years of experience in Food Product Development

Technical skills

Good level of  ingredient knowledge & their impact on the process and final product

Good knowledge of  processes and technologies involved  in food manufacturing

Ability to analyse and understand consumer/regional analysis

Good Sensorial skills and ability to deduct conclusions

Competencies

Analytical thinking and problem solving

Planning and organizing

Attention to detail

Drive for results

Verbal and written communication

Teamwork

Environmental scanning

Program and Project Management

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  • Job reference:
    PT2019

  • Closing date:
    2019-10-31
  • Date published:
    2019-03-01
  • Status:
    Interviewing
  • Primary job focus:
    Science & Research
  • Job type:
    Full Time
  • Employment level:
    Graduate