Technical Manager - IF
Reporting to the Technical Director, the successful candidate will manage a small team to formulate test and validate products for Infant & Toddler Nutrition categories. This role will work within the Innovation department and primarily with Quality teams and Operational teams to develop new processes, formulations and products for Infant & Toddler Nutrition categories as part of GII strategic migration from commodity ingredient supply to production of Nutritional powdered products. It requires an experienced scientific and applications manager with deep product formulation, technical, process & regulatory knowledge with respect to nutritional products and associated production and application requirements.
•To support the development of new processes and formulations for Infant & Toddler Nutrition product range
•To interface with customers on a scientific level to ensure formulations and applications meet key nutritional and functional requirements
•To work with Operations and QA teams to ensure seamless transfer of new formulations and technologies to production and commercialisation.
•To work with cross-functional teams to problem solve product quality or consistency issues.
•To develop programmes to ensure product shelf stability and nutritional composition over complete product shelf life.
•To liaise with regulatory agencies and to keep abreast of international nutritional trends.
•To develop and evolve nutritional innovation strategy in collaboration with Technical Director and Commercial team.
•Science based qualification, preferably to post-graduate level (M.Sc., Ph.D.) ideally in nutritional arena.
•Ideally > 5-7 years relevant technical and / or operational experience in a value-added dairy or related high-end nutrition industry.
•Nutritional chemistry, Infant & toddler nutrition formulation, product experience and extensive legislation understanding an advantage
•Excellent communication skills particularly in technical arena for interaction at all levels
•Programme and project management- Track record of delivery
•People management and development expertise
•Lateral thinking- continuous improvement and development
How to Apply
Send your up-to-date CV to Jill Davidson - click APPLY.