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Research & Developement

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Research, academy
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

Our client is a food manufacturing company and seeks to recruit a Research and Development Manager to support the day to day activities of the R&D department, while also participating in initiatives and projects from concept to commercialization. Responsibilities include development and management of project timelines and milestones in addition to executing prototype and scale up work. This position participates on product/project teams and conducts technical work within guidelines of project scope, budget and timelines.


  1. Manage, communicate and reinforce organizational and departmental initiatives to the R&D department to ensure a consistent message and targeted objectives are achieved.
  2. Develops and executes R&D project timelines and deliverables.
  3. Creates new prototypes for R&D initiatives, including formulation, raw material sourcing, packaging development and costing.
  4. Designs and executes experiments to meet project objectives.
  5. Work with customers to deliver new products that meet customer needs in a cost-effective manner and with formulations that can be processed in the existing operation.
  6. Establish and leverage contacts and connections with existing and potential new customers in the food sectors for commercialization of new products.
  7. Monitors marketplace for new trends, products, and/or flavors and competitor products and development activities.
  8. Plans, coordinates and executes production tests to successfully meet project objectives.
  9. Accurately records, analyzes and reports data to meet project objectives.
  10. Packaging development.
  11. Develops product specifications and parameters for all new products (SOPs, HACCP plans, risk analysis and costings).
  12. Coordinates 3rd party laboratory testing and reports results.
  13. Conducts and analyses internal and external sensory evaluations.
  14. Manages R&D and sensory evaluation workspaces and R&D sample area.
  15. Contributes to development and management of R&D budget.
  16. Generates all finished product nutritional panel information and ingredient statements.
  17. Adheres to GMP’s, Standard Operating Procedures, and Safety Regulations consistently.
  18. Ensure compliance with plant safety standards and with applicable regulatory requirements while following the company’s Good Manufacturing Processes.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Research, academy
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Compliance; Operative management; Research and development; Work place safety
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Brites Management Services Limited

ManufacturingCompany size: 20-50 people

Brites Management Services Limited is one of the best leading Recruitment and HR consultancy companies in Nairobi, Kenya. We are registered and incorporated under Companies Act (Cap. 486) and we provide a complete range of HR Solutions. Our sole focus is to simplify the complexities of the HR department and help companies concentrate on the core business as we handle HR tasks more efficiently and accurately. We have diverse staff of seasoned professionals who are passionate about value addition to our clients.

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