The Food Scientist position is responsible for providing
project leadership for new product development and product
responsibilities include, managing the product and supplier approval
processes and managing the relations with and monitor the performance of
contracted third party quality partners.
Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the
all New Product Development projects.
Develop critical paths for all projects clearly showing timelines
and responsibilities and liaise with all involved parties to ensure all
deadlines are met.
document, and implement protocols for store testing of trial products
prior to launch to ensure performance characteristics are deliverable.
all research and development briefs are translated into working supplier
briefs and that all key product attributes are
documented and measurable. Develop
and document procedures for sample submission, product evaluation, and
product sign off. Manage all
product/packaging trials and retain library/reference samples as
regional launches of all new products and develop detailed product
specifications for all products.
document and implement systems for assessing conformance of product to
specification and implement ongoing product assessment panels, with
detailed records of findings.
and sign off supplier approval reports and ensure facilities and
capabilities are adequate for any new product development projects.
all products meet legislative requirements in the Country of Origin and
Country of Usage.
product non-conformance data to identify product and packaging
improvements/opportunities and implement with suppliers. Streamline products and processes to
minimize product variability.
with purchasing, suppliers, and headquarters teams to identify
opportunities for value chain analysis and value/product engineering.
all packaging is fit for purpose and review and approve all labels for
Gold or Regional Standard products.
Develop, document and implement procedures for transit testing for
all new products.