Product Development Scientist

ManpowerGroup Middle East

Job Description

Product Development Scientist / Food 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.

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 RequiredSkills 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.

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