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R&D Lead At Adexen

Date Posted: 24/Feb/2014
Deadline: Not Specified
  • Specialization Engineering
  • Industry
  • Experience 0 year(s)
  • Location Nigeria


 Adexen Recruitment Agency is mandated by one of the leading multinational FMCG in Nigeria to recruit Research and Development Lead for its operations.


Our client is the second largest food and beverage company in the world which provides unrivaled portfolio of brands that have been loved by customers for over a century


Job description

Lead and manage the development of confectionery prototypes by:

  • Ensuring a common objective/ hypothesis for prototype development
  • Assesses technical feasibility and intellectual property implications
  • Inputs to business proposition any technical risks
  • Designs and manufactures prototypes
  • Reviews experimental data, sensory results and technical based hypotheses in making decisions/recommendations and to solve problems encountered during prototyping
  • Conducts line trials and experiments

Deliver R&D track for Major and minor growth/NPD projects by;

  • Providing input into idea generation and concepts.
  • Providing input into Project Development Request (PDR)
  • Uploading project into PPMS.
  • Developing Product Prototypes, conducting Product prototype assessments and identifying Lead Prototypes.


Co-ordinate R&D track for Minor Change Projects by:

  • Ensuring adherence to I2M process for all projects and tracking progress of I2M projects.
  • Working with COE and Local/Global Procurement to ensure global alignment.
  • Ensuring that all stakeholders are kept informed and are able to assist

Deliver R&D track for Productivity projects by:

  • Providing input into idea generation and concepts.
  • Providing input into Project Development Request (PDR) and uploading project into PPMS.
  • Conducting Product assessments

Provide product and/or process technical support to Manufacturing, Procurement and Suppliers by:

  • Providing technical information and/or testing to resolve operational or quality issues
  • Developing and communicating supporting technical data and recommendations for increased operational efficiency and capacity while ensuring design criteria (e.g. defined quality)



  • Relevant University Degree (Minimum - National Diploma Food Technology or equivalent. Preferred – B.Tech, BSc. Eng or Degree Food Science or Engineering or similar qualification.)
  • 5 - 8 years’ experience in any of the following, preferably in an FMCG or other suitable environment: Product or packaging development ,Process Engineering, Quality Assurance
  • Sound knowledge of cocoa and cocoa beverages plus a general understanding of other food related technologies
  • Good understanding of marketing and consumers benefits
  • Understanding of food safety aspects (HACCP)
  • Excellent understanding of category specifics and good understanding of issues outside the category
  • knowledge of local regulatory aspects related to cocoa and cocoa beverages as well as food in general
  • Excellent understanding of project management
  • Ability to lead the R&D work as part of a cross-functional team and independently
  • Strategic, conceptual and analytical skills, ability to drive continuous improvement
  • High emotional intelligence and interpersonal savvy
  • Effective communication with internal and external partners at a senior and middle management and operator level.


 Very attractive with an opportunity to work in one of the worlds leading FMCG companies


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