New Product Developer – Ready Meals

  • Permanent
  • Ref #397037TMO
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
  • Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, Africa
  • Food Industry & Scientific
Employer Description

Our client is a leading convenience food manufacturer, driven by innovation  and team that  strives to create the finest fresh and frozen products

Job Description

Our client is looking for a young innovative professional to join their team in the capacity of the New Product Developer/R&D Technologist

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Categories: Fresh and Frozen convenience meals, desserts, snacks, soups, sauces, sandwiches
  • Manage the product from concept to launch
  • Modify existing products and processes and develop new ones (upgrades and value engineering)
  • Test additives in existing formulations
  • Research current consumer markets and the latest technologies to develop new product concepts
  • Benchmark – regular tasting sessions to match competitors existing product offering while competing on cost
  • Source raw materials and other ingredients from suppliers
  • Prepare product costings based on raw materials and manufacturing costs to ensure profitable products
  • Develop products according to the development brief if applicable
  • Work closely with the technical department on product specifications, quality check sheets etc.
  • Work on packaging innovation and technology
  • Ensure that stringent hygiene food safety standards are met as part of the NPD process
  • Test and analyses alternative raw materials
  • Category reviews to existing clients
  • Work with suppliers on quality issues and new products ideas
  • Sensory testing and evaluation
  • Other related duties


  • Matric
  • Tertiary Qualification in Food Technology/Consumer Science


  • 3 years experience in similar role within the Food Industry
  • Microsoft Office knowledge

Salary / Package

R250k -300k


Provident Fund