Job Vacancy Alert: Product Development Manager (R&D) - Accra, Ghana

Our client has been in existence for more than 40 years in Africa, their major product has become the leading brand, strongly integrated into the local culinary heritage. Today, our client's products is a well-loved brand reputed as a friend and a partner to women in their efforts to nurture happy and healthy families. Every year, 4 billion products from our client are consumed throughout the African continent. Our client is actively present in Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, CIS Republics, in 30 countries in Africa and the Middle East.

They are seeking to recruit 2 Product Development Leads in ACCRA, GHANA that will be responsible for the project management for product developments within the firm and for their technical implementation. This role is based in ACCRA, GHANA.

Job Responsibilities include but not limited to
The successful candidates will be responsible for the R&D project and be part of the designated business representatives (Marketing, Sales, Global New Business), being the technical representatives for the project in all forums.
  • Planning and organization of the project in alignment with the correspondent project’s team members
  • Compliance of the project’s KPIs (tracking & reporting)
  • Successful handover and implementation of the technical dossier from Research at Viability Gate
  • Management of resources allocated to the project, ensuring full efficiency in projects’ execution
  • Proposing a technical solution fitting the established KPIs
  • Ensuring technical execution of the product development, being responsible of involving all necessary technical counterparts
  • Developing products targeting the project’s needs, planning and leading the execution of lab/industrial trials
  • Establishing an efficient network in the factory, in alignment with the correspondent factory partner
  • Providing the necessary technical inputs (e.g. recipe, inspection plan), and generates the defined technical outputs (such as AW’s, technical sheets), ensuring their availability
What can you expect from us?
  • Being a part of a new challenging project in a company that is currently expanding its business in the African market 
What do we expect from you?
  • We are looking for committed people, with high sense of accountability and good technical and personal skills
Key Requirements among others include
  • Academic background around food science & food chemistry and food technology.
  • Masters degrees in relevant fields and professional memberships are a plus.
  • Work history from Multinational FMCG Food & Consumer Beverages organizations.
  • 5 - 10 Years Experience in Research & Development (R&D) and Project Management are a MUST HAVE.
Only Suitable Applicants will be responded to.

Method Of Application: Suitable Candidates Should Mail Well Detailed CVs To preferably or can also Apply on our website