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Date: Jul 12, 2018

Location: Alkharj, SA

Company: DANONE





1. Daily Operations



- Implement the day-to-day operations assigned for the Research and Development to ensure compliance with the established standards and procedures

- Identify opportunities for continuous improvement of systems, processes and practices taking into account ‘international best practice’, improvement of business processes, cost reduction and productivity

- Prepare reports of Research and Development Department timely and accurately to meet company and department requirements, policies and standards



2. Product Management



- Develop recipes for new products for the compost and lead improvements for current recipes

- Initiate contact with research centers and labs to analyze the composition of the compost to ensure compliance with GSO/SASO

- Support business projects by developing and modifying recipes for new/existing compost and recommend cost saving ingredients when applicable

- Coordinate industrial trails to ensure product consistency and composition and product compliance with GSP/SASO and ASD guidelines

- provide technical support and help the business in troubleshooting exercises from ingredient, recipe and process improvements

- Ensure compliance of raw materials and finished products to make the necessary adjustments when needed to ensure compliance with ASD standards and GSO/SASO

- Create specifications of final products and keep any relevant records confidential

- Follow up in the first three months of launching a commercial production of a new product to ensure shelf life stability of products and smooth handover to Indutrial and Quality teams






3. Direction of Subordinates



- Organize and supervise the activities and work of a small team of subordinates to ensure that all work within a specific area of Research and Development activity is carried out in an efficient and procedurally compliant manner

- Provide formal and informal feedback to subordinates in order to ensure their continuous development



4. Policies, Processes & Procedures



- Implement approved departmental policies, processes, procedures so that work is carried out in a controlled manner

 Provide instructions to subordinates and monitor their adherence to relevant policies and procedures so that work is carried out in a controlled manner



5. Safety, Quality & Environment



- Comply with all relevant safety, quality and environmental management policies, procedures and controls to ensure a healthy and safe work environment






Industry / Domain

Agricultural / Dairy


Necessary Knowledge and Experience


6 - 10 years relevant experience in R&D including at least 2 years in a managerial role


Education and Certification Requirements


Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural




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