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Junior NPD Technologist Intern

Babylonstoren is looking for an exceptional Junior New Product Development Technologist who is passionate about developing new and exciting products. The successful candidate is diligent, meticulous, and innovative, and will assist and report to Babylonstoren’s NPD Manager and Food Product Owner.

Requirements

  • A BSc Food Science or BTech Food Technology qualification.
  • Two – three years’ experience in the FMCG industry, preferably in product development, recipe formulation, and product documentation.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with relevant NPD and technical experience in different product categories in the industry.
  • Self-motivated, disciplined, and diligent.
  • Creative and innovative.
  • Solution-driven and proactive.
  • Good communication and reporting skills.
  • Excellent project management skills and the ability to coordinate role players impacting timelines for product launches.
  • Positive team player with a hands-on, meticulous approach.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinating and executing activities for individual NPD projects from product conceptualisation to launch.
  • Liaison for technical aspects of recipe and packaging selection, and product testing and approval.
  • Assist with project management and execution of the NPD process from concept to launch, including:
    • Supplier and sample selection,
    • Factory and packaging trials,
    • Shelf-life and product testing,
    • Artwork development,
    • Liaising to carry out production and quality management, and
    • Launching preparations and liaison with Marketing and Retail teams.
  • Continuous drive for optimisation, innovation, and serving guests and customers to enjoy an unforgettable product experience.
  • This position could include travel to Johannesburg.

Please send your CV and salary expectation to [email protected].