Product Development Scientist / Food Scientist

Posted Date over 1 year ago
Location United Arab Emirates
Discipline FMCG
Job Reference 30781
Salary 0.0

Product Development Scientist



· Lead appropriate product development lab work, including timely development of bench-top prototypes, implementation and maintenance of stability testing, and support scale-ups for commercialization under Nutrition and Food platform

· Co lead the back end grains supply chain to successfully meet processing challenges and ensuring sustainable and consistent pulp/juice quality

· Lead the flavour development program for R&D Hot Creals with appropriate learning’s in Flavour tools and techniques to ensure quality, speed and cost of flavour work with Flavour partners

· Accountable for monitoring quality in market and supporting development to ensure compliance.

· Collaborate with Nutrition Science and Regulatory functions and accurately implement guardrails and targets in advance of project delivery . Display advanced level of understanding in these areas

· Employ experimental design and statistical processes to provide robust formulation support by conceptualizing and preparing laboratory/pilot/plant scale protypes adequately iterating on product attributes basis analytical and sensory evaluation

· Rigorously implementing basic Project management tools in all areas of product development work. (TSG, accolade, FSS etc)

· Integrate Consumer test results with key product deliverables and provide technical guidance and bench development for targeted development initiatives

· Ensure accurate processes for preparation, sampling and codification for analytical and sensory evaluations and interpretation of results

· Ensure clear work prioritisation and action plans for self basis changing business strategies and establish responsibilities for cross functional support areas and monitor progress.

· Excellent communication skills both written and verbal , including documenting work/ programs accurately and timely into appropriate formats ( eg. laboratory notebooks)

· Utilization of interpersonal skills to work effectively within teams and cross-functions including International PD teams.



Key Skills/Experience Required

Experience and Qualification

· MS in a Food Science & Technology or related scientific field with > 6 years experience

· A proven track record in product development preferably in Grains (Oats)


Knowledge & Experience

· Advanced knowledge of Product Development formulating

· Leverage understanding of key business drivers, technical nuances in own area to get results.

· Develop agenda for projects activities and drive execution.

· Translate strategies into plans that can be effectively executed.

· Knowledge about Food products processing and challenges.

· Experience of working in FMCG sector essential with advanced knowledge of food science , process technology and understanding of nutrition and regulations

· Creative ability and ability to provide thought leadership on tactical aspects of projects

· Outstanding team working and excellent communication skills

· Ability to accurately analyze and communicate implications of experimental results




Differentiating Competencies Required

Skills and Behavioral Attributes

· Communicate persuasively to win support

· Good project management and data interpretation skills

· Cross functional team-working and taking people along for execution of project activity.

· Ability to reference and benchmark

· Take appropriate and well reasoned risks.