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GFIC

Geiger Food Ingredients 
Recruitment & Consult.Ing

 

Munich | Gruenwald | Germany

+49-171-644 80 94 

Skype alfredgeiger

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alfred.geiger@geiger-foodingredients.com

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GFIC is recruiting for a Regional leading FMCG company, Producing Powders, Culinery Products and Beverages, private owned with a long history, with a strong export, beeing present in almost 100 countries the

 

Category Product Technologist m/f/d

 

Location: European Union/Mediterranean Sea

 

We would like to speak only with candidates having working permissions for the European Union

 

Reporting to the Head of R&D, the Category Product Technologist designs, plans, validates and implements the development of new products and line extension within a number of assigned product categories that are in compliance with established safety standards, good manufacturing practices (GMPs) and will follow and uphold all Food Safety and Food Quality policies as pertains to role. 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 Innovation and Development

•    Support the development of the innovation pipeline within your assigned categories by participating in exploratory activities to surface new product ideas with moderate input from supervisor

•    Analyze consumer/regional analysis and extrapolate into a targeted product brief

•    Develop new products within your assigned categories, executing and analysing an experimental approach for product design, effectively trouble shooting as necessary and offering plausible, executable solutions

•    Develop information for product/ingredient specifications, in process control points and testing requirements

•    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

 

Project Management

•    Management of several medium complexity projects with little supervision within the assigned categories

•    Provide technical input through the planning and decision making process and effectively communicating with senior R&D management

•    Plan and lead product development projects and collaborate effectively with a cross-functional, multidisciplinary team to achieve the project scope on time and within budget while meeting quality parameters

•    Deliver a flawless handover to Operations, document findings and all relevant reports according to standard and capture lessons learned and best practices

 

Technical Assistance

•    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;

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

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

 

Driving Improvements

•    Responsible for approving Quality Control Samples

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

•    Support the various matching programs

•    Participate effectively in investigations and problem solving initiatives

•    Perform chemical product analysis and set up new methods when required

 

Ideal Candidate Profile

Education

•    Masters degree in Food Technology/ Food Engineering with more  3 years of experience in product development

•    A PhD in a relevant area will be preferred

Experience

•    5 years of experience in Food Product Development either in a factory/ kitchen lab environment.

Technical skills

•    Knowledge of food technology

•    Strong knowledge and competencies in flavour chemistry (e.g. flavour generation, flavour stability, sensory relevance), and link to raw materials and food processing

•    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

•    Industry safety standards and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)

Competencies

•    Creativity and Innovation

•    Analytical thinking and problem solving*

•    Attention to detail*

•    Drive for results*

•    Quality Orientation

•    Teamwork

•    Verbal and written communication

•    Environmental scanning

•    Program and Project Management

•    Planning and organizing*

•    Monitoring and Measuring