Job Summary

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the above vacant position.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

What are we looking for:
This role is responsible for the coordination and support of Research & Development activities of the company, including product performance, patent search, technology surveillance, writing of R&D project proposals and intermediate reports writing on technology trends and competitor analysis, management of small R&D project teams and contribution to the whole process of innovation management of the company under the direct supervision of the Research & Development Manager.

•    Ensure the accurate collection, analysis and compilation of data for use in research projects and offers quality administrative support to the Research and Development department.
•    Supervise the preparation of reports and maintain accurate records of experiments and investigations.
•    Providing management support to the Research & Development Manager in the Design/implementation of product experiments to meet yield improvement plans.
•    In liaison with the Research & Development Manager Determine and track required head performance, reliability requirements for programs execution.
•    Working with Quality Assurance and Marketing teams to define and design quality specifications and communicate approved quality parameters, to production teams.
•    Tracking, recovery and analysis of downstream test data, and providing design and Quality feedback to the Quality Assurance and Production teams.
•    Supporting the design and implementation of experiments to optimise new and existing materials and Processes for maximum product performance.
•    Coordination of project activities to ensure that new Research & Development projects are delivered on time.
•    Providing the required support to the Research & Development Manager in Project planning and communication of project status on a regular basis.
•    Monitoring, creation if applicable and providing technical support for management of the intellectual property
•    Provide required administrative Support for ensuring compliance with Environment, Health & Safety regulations

Qualifications to Apply:
•    Bachelor’s degree in Food Science.
•    Working knowledge of modern Research & Development Systems and Process.
•    Proficiency in Analytical software used in Research & Development projects
•    Sound understanding of Manufacturing Regulatory requirements.
•    3 years’ experience in a similar position

Skills and Competencies (Desirable):
•    Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
•     Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•     High level of commitment to duty, and discipline.
•     Demonstrable ability to put customer interests first.
•     Strong focus on impact
•     Unquestionable level of integrity.

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