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Food Technologist

Jolly Forest
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

We at Jolly Forest are looking for a responsible and dedicated full time food technologist, it's your job to make sure our food products are produced safely, legally and to the quality claimed. You will be involved in developing the manufacturing processes and recipes for sweets and candy products and may work on existing and newly-discovered ingredients to invent new recipes and concepts.
You will be part of the product development teams to help deliver factory-ready recipes, based on development lab samples. Keeping up with ever-changing food production regulations will be an essential part of your job.

Responsibilities

  • Modify existing products and processes and develop new ones
  • Check and improve safety and quality control procedures in your own and suppliers' factories, from the raw material stage through to the finished product
  • Research current consumer markets and latest technologies to develop new product concepts
  • Select raw materials and other ingredients from suppliers
  • Prepare product costings based on raw materials and manufacturing costs to ensure profitable products
  • Audit suppliers or manage internal audits
  • Run trials of new products - either alongside or together with product development
  • Coordinate launches of new products
  • Deal with any customer complaint investigations or product issues
  • Compile, check and approve product specifications and labelling
  • Undertake long-term projects with other departments, such as reducing waste by improving efficiency

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: basic)
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