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Food Industry Recruitment Specialists

Please note: email CVs to: Lesley Holm;

R&D Technologist

Ref: BDI 9701 – Job posted 12 June 2019 Employer Description: A manufacturer of speciality baked goods. Job Description: A baked goods manufacturer looking for an innovative R&D Technologist with experience in value added baked goods to do extensive research on baked goods in terms of extending shelf-life and developing and proposing new technologies to be used by the company.  The successful incumbent will have access to international technologies and will work closely with a chef to develop delicious products. Qualifications
  • Diploma/BSC in Food Technology
  • 8 years product development experience in the Bakery Industry. Attention to detail. A systematic, structured individual.
  • R35 – R40K ctc
  • Provident Fund & 13th cheque

Quality Assurance Manager

TMO 7528 – Posted 12 June 2019 Employer description: Our client is a leading hot beverage producer with over two decades of existence Job description:
  • Manage QA project execution from analysis through build, test and deployment
  • Manage assigned projects with clear understanding of business
  • Ensures that QA program and project status reports are relevant, transparent and add value
  • Scientific guidance to team
  • Oversees auditing and implementation and sustainability to corrective action
  • Conflict management
  • Team guidance
  • BSc Food Science degree
  • 5-7 years experience in the food industry
  • Experience from retail advantageous
  • Statistical knowledge, research and data analysis
  • Must be able to handle multiple Products
  • Ability to drive projects to completion
Location: Centurion, Gauteng Salary: R30 000 pm

Technical Sales Representative

Ref: TMO 7969 – 12 June 2019 Employer description: Our client is a food ingredient and raw material supplier Job description: You will be responsible for general sales & marketing and customer services duties:
  • Build and maintain relationships with customers and suppliers
  • Grow current business with existing customers
  • Accurate reporting and compilation of market information
  • Completely calculate cost and sales prices for products
  • Develop annual sales budget (in conjunction with Sales Manager)
  • Provide technical support during lab-scale tests and production trials
  • Degree / Diploma in Food Science, Technology and / or chemical field
  • Specialised in technical sales of technical products for food and chemical industry (Food ingredients experience will be advantageous)
  • Financial and business acumen / value – added thinking
  • Any formal Sales related skills
  • Sound office administration skills
  • Competent in selling  of tangible products (preferable)
  • Skilled in market research, new customer canvassing and servicing of existing customers.
  • Min 2 – 5 years experience working experience in an external sales position.
  • Computer literate and familiar with standard MS Office applications
  • Own transport essential
Location: Gauteng Salary: R25 000 – R45 000 pm Benefits: Medical aid, travel allowance, company cellphone, laptop

Technical Sales Rep – Food Technologist

Ref: #6763LH – Posted 12 June 2019 Employer description: A well-known corporate Job description: An AA technical sales exec with a food technology qualification or equivalent to do sales in the Gauteng region of its food ingredients products. The successful incumbent will be expected to do the following:
  • Strengthen and expand business with existing customer base
  • Troubleshooting as and when required
  • Provide technical back-up to the client
  • Execute sales and marketing plan for various customers in the industry
  • Manage a varied portfolio of customer accounts
  • Actively develop new business
  • Business reports and presentations
  • Manage customer prices and margins within set parameters
Qualifications: Minimally a Food Qualification and prior sales experience of food ingredients or flavours and fragrances to the food industry. Skills: Outgoing, systematic and pays attention to detail. Salary/Package: R400 000 CTC + Pension and Medical Aid included in the CTC figure.

R&D Technologist

Ref: LH 5564 – Posted 12 June 2019 Employer description: A well-known nutraceutical company. Location: Not disclosed Job description: An R&D Technologist with prior experience in the DAIRY industry.
  • Formulating nutrient delivery systems consisting of nutritional carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fatty acids and nutraceutical ingredients.
  • Provide technical support to QA, Group R&D and Marketing.
Qualifications/skills and experience:
  • BSc in Food Science or a Bachelor of Nutrition and minimally four years Product Development experience in DAIRY.
  • MUST HAVE an in-depth knowledge of dairy products, including yoghurt, milk and formulated milk products.
  • Must have a knowledge of dairy processing and equipment as well as a basic knowledge of dry blending.
  • Knowledge of GMPs, SOPs, ISO 22 000, Food Micro, Food Engineering, Food Analysis.
  • Should have an eye for detail as job involves formulating critical nutritional products.
  • Must be able to work on own as well as work effectively as part of a larger team.
Salary/Package: R32 000 Benefits: Pension and Medical Aid

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