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2 Jun 2022

Development Project Manager at GBfoods Africa

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Job Description

At GBfoods we offer culinary solutions in several countries of Europe and Africa with prestigious leading local brands, including Jumbo, Gallina Blanca, Erasco, Gino, Liebig, Star, Bama, D&L, Grand’Italia and Blå Band, among others.

Our Purpose “Celebrating local flavours” is to empower and take care of each of the local communities we belong to and to bring out their authentic flavours. Some of our local brands have been in consumers’ kitchens for over a century and have positioned themselves as authentically loved brands, as well as deeply rooted parts of the local culture.

Today, with a turnover of around 1,2 billion euros and a team of around 3,000 people, we are the preferred choice of millions of consumers.

We are in search of a Development Project Manager to join our Africa Technical Team to lead the execution and control of the development of innovation and renovation product prototypes, in accordance with the project brief and needs, to contribute to the achievement of the most appropriate technical, economic and legal requirements, as well as managing the industrial upscaling to deliver innovation growth to business.

Role & Responsibilities:

The incumbent will be responsible for managing of Technical (R&D) related Projects in combination with the implementation of new recipes and technologies on pilot and industrial scale. Being responsible for setting up and tracking of project timings and the appropriate reporting to all stakeholders. Leading interdisciplinary and international project teams. Managing all projects related tasks in cooperation with Business Units as well as GB Foods key operations functions of Procurement and Quality and to supports all other departments to enable the achievement of the defined business goals.

Main responsibilities will be:

-Lead project teams from brief until the plant implementation of the product.

-Development itself: Define and declare formulations.

-Pilot plant /plant trials

-Shelf-life decisions

-Following of timings / COG’s

-Stakeholders/team coordination

-Collaborate with Marketing, Factory teams, Purchasing, Co-manufacturers and other technical functions

-Effectively manage multiple projects and collaborative partnership

-Desire to challenge assumptions and identify new opportunities

-Apply learnings in an effective way

-Apply critical thinking

-Follow prescribed procedures and company policies and values

-Attend the day-to-day problems concerning factories/consumer

-Category product maintenance

What can you expect from us?

Being part of a multinational company where you will be able to contribute to the growth and development of a business while being developed and equipped for success.

What can we expect from you?

We are looking for someone who is committed, has professional marketing strategy experience and is ready to explore the opportunities and challenges that the role brings

Method of Application

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here

Closing Date : 17th June. 2022

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