Role details

R&D Manager

Saudi Arabia   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Multinational FMCG company
  • Experience in Dairy is required

About Our Client

My client in a global dairy nutrition company, producing the safest, high quality dairy products, and innovating to create better dairy nutrition choices. The company employs more than 30,000 employees globally.

Job Description

The role of R&D Manager will include, but not limited to the following:

  • Take responsibility for leading NPD projects in partnership with Marketing. Lead the technology part of NPD projects according to the NPD process. Lead projects as required.
  • Maintain an overview of a portfolio of projects within a product category. Development work within this portfolio is well prioritised, in conjunction with customers, to ensure internal and external customer requirements are met.
  • It is expected that 100% of project deadlines are meet. All assigned tasks are completed accurately, on time and with all results properly documented.
  • Carry out other duties related to product/ packaging development e.g.: process instructions, costing, formula, manual maintenance, food regulatory requirements.
  • Manage NPD through co-packers and imported products as required.
  • Develop prototype product on a laboratory and factory scale, including organisation, supervision and reporting of production trials and preparation of technical feasibilities.
  • Provide technical support for customers and directly assist the Production and Quality Assurance Departments with problem solving as required.
  • Set up new finished goods production models in the current MRP system, and maintain existing formulation production models. Create and maintain specifications. Ensure integrity of data
  • Interpret the Food Regulations to ensure all products and packaging comply.
  • Identify, conduct and implement product and process improvements. Participate in Project Lean cost reduction programme with Operations and Procurement.

The Successful Applicant

For the role of R&D Manager the ideal candidate must have the following:

  • Must have Bachelor's degree in Dairy Technology/ Dairy science, or related field is required.
  • 5 or more years of experience in Dairy Industry is essential
  • Must have a transferrable Iqama
  • Must have worked on dairy products such as Milk, Cheese, Laban, etc.

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