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Head of Research & Development

Job Title: Head of Research & Development
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Dubai
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q93536
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: MJS.39144.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: September 04, 2013 06:09

Job Description

An exciting opportunity to join a well established FMCG business in Dubai, UAE has arisen as they are currently looking to hire a highly skilled and experienced individual to fill the Head of Research & Development position within their organisation. The role of the Head of R&D will involve: * Lead the development of the R&D objectives based on an annual plan and covering recipes, formulations, flavors, variants, process changes, standards and specifications * Work with the marketing team to initiate market research and conduct market tests of new product prototypes to generate feedback * Coordinate with the manufacturing team to set up a firm production process methodology and SOPs * Oversee the smooth scale up from lab to shop floor production * Maintain an up to date knowledge of global trends and new technologies, equipment, formulations as well as competitors launches and other activities The ideal candidate for this position will have the following qualifications: * Degree in Food Technology, MBA would be a plus * At least 12-15 years of multifunctional and relevant experience within a similar FMCG business * Minimum of 5 years in a management position for R &D * Strong commercial acumen * Excellent communication and leadership skills The successful candidate for this position will be rewarded with a tax-free salary package that comes with excellent bonus and benefits. If you think that you have the right qualifications for this position, please send us your CV. We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible. Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.