Food Technologist

Website Agrocorp International

About the job

The Role

You will work within the R&D team to develop products and generate product requirements, determining specifications, pricing, and time-integrated plans for product introductions into the market.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • To develop innovative food products (incorporate pulses and plant-based proteins as a core ingredient) from concept to production phase. This includes vegan snacks, beverages and meat analogues.
  • To conduct analytical testing, functional or application testing and profile evaluations of new developments.
  • To conduct factory trials and shelf-life testing of all new products.
  • To utilize modern food processing techniques such as extrusion, retort sterilization, fermentation and spray drying to produce the desired texture and taste of the food product.
  • To work with local research institutes and contract manufacturers to perform pilot testing and product formulation work.
  • To work with Agrocorp engineering team for commercial line set-up once pilot testing is complete.
  • To research on the latest food processing techniques and food products being introduced into the market by Agrocorp’ s competitors.
  • To ensure that the latest standards in food safety and operational efficiency is being implemented in pilot testing and commercial production.


·       Post Graduate Degree level qualification in Food Science and Technology.

·       At least 2 years of working experience within the Food Industry is essential, preferably working with plant proteins, vegan foods products or other similar products and applications.

·       Proven track record of managing all aspects of a successful product throughout its lifecycle.

·       Strong problem-solving skills and the resilience to manage roadblocks, and to see a project out to the end.

·       Skilled at working effectively within a team and focusing on a collective goal.

·       Must have the ability to build and maintain key working relationships with both suppliers and customers.

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