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A dynamic team player is required to join our Prepared Department, in order to provide the competitive edge through the delivery of quality, safety, availability and innovation.

Job description
  • ​Brand integrity and product safety
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Develop technically leading edge, innovative and high-quality products.
  • Technical communication and interaction with buying departments, stores and suppliers
  • Involvement in category specific developments and projects
  • Manage and monitor technical function to meet departmental operating plan.
  • Product and process audits, including the formulation of specifications.
  • Quality management, monitoring and reporting.
  • Provide input into category, technical and supplier strategies, and implementation of technical aspects thereof.
  • Supplier management from a quality & food safety perspective
  • Understand and apply food legislation requirements in the category and industry.
  • Packaging development, with respect to legislation, nutritional aspects, and shelf life
Minimum requirements
  • BSC Food Science or BTech in Food Technology and a minimum of 5 years’ experience
  • Understanding of high/low risk processing
  • Knowledge of technical processes and principles (including HACCP, GMP, Supply Chain)
  • Proven track record of relevant industry experience / knowledge across a wide range of product
  • Technical product knowledge (including characteristics, raw material sourcing / manufacturing processes and quality / safety parameters)
  • Knowledge of packaging functionality and application
  • Ability to multi task
  • Ability to identify problems and implement effective solutions in collaborations with supplier base.
  • Team player with ability to work effectively with a diverse group of people.
  • Assertive communication skills
  • Quality / high standard mindset
  • Innovation / continuous improvement mindset
  • Apply food legislation requirements in the category.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, pressurised environment.
  • Developed sensory skills.
  • Business acumen, judgement, and problem-solving ability.
  • Strategic development and planning skills
  • Project Management Skills
  • Networking and influencing skills.
  • Assertive communication and conflict handling skills
  • Pro-active, innovative, and entrepreneurial
  • Flexible with ability and willingness to travel.
  • Ability to work productively in a stressful environment.

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