R & D Manager

Petronomics Limited, a group of companies with interest in several lines of business in Lagos. One of our subsidiaries in the Food business line (like Tastee Fried Chicken, Sweet Sensation, Mama Cass, KFC, etc), is currently seeking to fill the position below on the Island within the Lagos metropolis:

Job Title: R & D Manager


Key Accountabilities

  • New Product Commercialization
  • Planning and Execution of Projects within Target date
  • Conducting multiple trials and product finalization
  • Commercialization of R & D Projects
  • Coordinate for capex requirements
  • Identify, shortlist and negotiate terms with vendors for equipment and raw materials
  • Coordinate for equipment connectivity to plants
  • New SKU Manufacturing; Coordinate with packaging to undertake change requirements for new SKU as per requirement
  • Direct and mentor the R & D department team to carry out their responsibilities to the required standards.

Skills and Knowledge Required
Functional skills:

  • Knowledge of Product Development.
  • Ingredients usage and properties of ingredients.
  • Commercialization of lab scale product
  • TQM , ISO Quality systems exposure
  • Knowledge in Packaging material quality
  • Knowledge of test procedures.
  • Statistical tools usage.

Competencies Required:

  • Cognitive Skill
  • Influencing Skill
  • Concern for accuracy
  • Potential Companies employer needs hire from Promasidor, Nestle, Unilever, Mr. Chef, Doyin etc.

Educational Qualification

  • B.Tech / M.Tech from any reputed Institute in Food/Dairy or related field.

Previous Experience:

  • 4-6 years, R & D experience in FMCG industry any food industry (Seasoning preferred)
  • Industry to be hired from FMCG/(Food/Dairy)