Head, Research & Development

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Oasis Africa Consulting Limited - Our client, a reputable Beverage company is currently recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below: 

Job Title: Head, Research & Development

 Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria
Job Title: Full-time

Job Description

  • Responsible for the R&D functional deliveries starting from product concept development & proposal, preparing prototype sample, laboratory testing, and final approval to invest in the developed product.
  • Assess the requirements for new products based on the market needs in cooperation with Sales & Marketing department & MD
  • Lead NPI Process to improve on product range and keeping the product range up to date with the new trends market and phase out obsolete products.
  • Coordinate with concerned departments to update the product range with the developed product, e.g. Sales to promote the product, Manufacturing for process Design, Commercials for specifications & sourcing suppliers etc.
  • Perform complete review, verification, and validation for new products to ensure conformity to requirement and fitness for use.
  • Conduct product development trails, market studies, stability studies.
  • Lead Technology transfer process
  • Specifications & test methods development for RM / PM / FG & Support utilities in collaboration with concerned departments & Vendors
  • Responsible for compliance to local regulatory requirements related to product registration / certification.
  • Submit periodical reports to management showing the status of R&D progress.
  • Oversee all activities of laboratory testing, maintaining proper link and coordination between R&D, product design and testing activities.
  • Oversee the design review, verification and validation for the new products, to ensure conformity to specifications and fitness for use.
  • Oversee the evaluation of new components in accordance with design specification in coordination with Purchase and Quality Assurance Departments.
  • Establish product design reviews with the aim of simplifying the manufacturing operations, reducing manufacturing cost and possibility of product standardization.
  • To evaluate consumer feedback and drive improvements in product.


Minimum years of experience


Other Requirements


  • Graduate/ Post Graduate in Science / Food Technologist / Dairy Science / with 15-20 Years of post-qualification experience in food processing / R&D Operations. Additional Qualification in packaging Tech. shall be preferred
  • Leadership and Managerial essential with excellent communication and presentation Skills.
  • Outstanding data collection, analysis and documentation skills
  • Computer literate, proficient in using Microsoft office.

Salary and Benefits
Pay/benefits are competitive based on industry standards.

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Job Summary
July 30, 2019
Minimum of 15years
August 10, 2019
Research/ Survey
Oil & Gas / Mining
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