Research and Development Manager at Dangote

The Dangote Group is a diversified and fully integrated conglomerate with interests across a range of sectors in Nigeria and Africa. Current interests include Cement, Sugar, Flour, Salt, Pasta, Beverages, Noodles, Poly Products, Transportation and real estate with new initiatives in the Oil and Gas, Telecommunication, Fertilizer and Steel sector of the economy.Organisation: NASCON Allied Industries Plc. Employment type: Full-time Job Summary

Responsible for designing and developing new products and driving innovation to enhance existing products according to NASCON product roadmap
Develop strategies that grow market share and brand’s reputation as well as contribute to sustainability of the business.

Job Responsibilities

Responsible for developing new products and driving innovation to enhance existing product
Maximize product profitability and improve product performance –
Assure competitiveness and innovation of products and processes from a technological and design standpoint
Comply with relevant and required regulations/norms/standards
Work closely with product managers to assure customer focus and target costing; co-develops product roadmaps
Coordinate with product development managers in defining the right allocation of the resources
Conduct market surveys and analyze the report
Deploy strategies in testing and assessing product’s acceptability
Keeps abreast of current trends, practices, development and regulatory changes which would impact product or formulation.

Qualification/Experience

B.Sc or M.Sc degree in, Food Science, Food Technology, Food Chemistry or equivalent degree.
Minimum of 5-8 years’ cognate experience in Research & Development within the food industry.
Experience with retail or food science manufacturer.
Experience in Seasoning and Salt production is an added advantage.
Extensive experience in working directly with manufacturing facilities.
Relevant professional certification in Food Science is an advantage too.

Competence Requirements

Strong intellectual and analytical skills
Excellent influencing and communication skills
Time management – priority setting
Project management skill
Strong analytical skills
Planning, scheduling, controlling & coordinating
Problem solving & analysis
Proficiency in the use of basic Microsoft Office suite applications.

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