Product Development Technologist

Nelson Mandela Bay, Eastern Cape 8 July

Sovereign Foods

  • Description


    Sovereign Foods, a national supplier of top quality, locally produced chicken products to the SA market via various brands, is seeking to employ a Product Development Technologist for its operations in Uitenhage.

    Applications are invited from suitably qualified and skilled candidates for this position at the Sales & Marketing Division. The requirements of the position are to increase profitability through product development and continuous optimization of the product range.

    A tertiary degree in Food Science or Food Technology is required. 3 Years’ product
    development experience in a FMCG food manufacturing environment and prior experience with packaging technology would be advantageous. A valid, unendorsed Drivers License and own reliable transport is essential

    Results Required:

    • Effective project management and execution of NPD projects
    • Compile, administer and maintain:-
    o a library of product specifications and related data
    o process specifications (instructions and work aids) for production staff
    o related databases
    • Provide technical product expertise and training
    • Plan, coordinate, execute and report on product and process reviews
    • Give input to and participate in the planning and realization of new technology implementation
    • Monitor and report on legal compliance

    Critical Skills:

    • Knowledge of food processing methods
    • Excellent time management skills
    • Strong communication skills, verbal and written
    • Strong relationship building skills
    • Strong analytical abilities
    • Problem solving ability
    • Computer literacy
    • Dynamic individual, self-starter

    As Sovereign Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer, preference will be given to applicants from the designated groups, as defined by the Employment Equity Act.

    Only appropriately qualified and experienced individuals should submit a detailed CV, copies of relevant certificates and a copy ID to **************************

    Closing date for applications: 19 July 2019.

    If you have not heard from us after 21 days, please consider your application to have been unsuccessful.


  • Number of vacancies: 1
  • Requirements

  • Minumun level of education: Diploma /Bachelor's/ N6
  • Language(s): English
  • Driver's license: EB
  • Availability for travel: Yes
  • Availability for change of residence: No

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Ad summary

  • Product Development Technologist

  • Recruiter

    Sovereign Foods

  • Province

    Nelson Mandela Bay, Eastern Cape

  • Work type

    Full Time

  • Type of contract

    Permanent contract

  • Salary

    Negotiable

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