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Food Research and Development Manager

Job Title: Food Research and Development Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cairo
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q89801
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: JAR.85086.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: August 14, 2012 18:22

Job Description

This global, blue-chip food FMCG business are proud owners of some of the top global food brands. They are looking for Research and Development Managers to join their team in Egypt to lead their product development in the market and wider region. In this key growth market there is huge potential for growth and the ambition for my client is huge and they are looking for excellent Research & Development talent to help them achieve their goals. They are recognised for their people development programme and for hiring top talent with huge potential and quickly progressing careers. Within the Research & Development function this is hugely apparent and this opportunity is the chance to become an integral part of an innovative and forward thinking Research & Development department, with huge potential for progression. Reporting into the Research & Development Senior Management team you will manage multiple projects from concept through to launch. Enlisting support from a cross functional team you will manage the process every step of the way from idea generation to initial trials, factory trials, artwork specifications and packaging. Projects will vary in length, scope and impact of the business and you will need to prioritise and be flexible so must have impeccable time management skills. Educated to at least degree level (MSc ideally but not necessary) in Food Science/Chemistry or a related discipline you will currently be working in an R&D function of a food/non-food FMCG manufacturer. Egyptian market experience is required Ultimately we are looking for highly educated and skilled scientists with inquisitive minds and fantastic interpersonal and relationship management skills. You will be ambitious and driven with a determination to develop your R&D career within an FMCG giant.