Tuesday , May 21 2019

Research and Development Manager Job Vacancy in a Fast Moving Consumer Goods Company based in Lagos

Stresert Services Limited – Our client, a Fast Moving Consumer Goods Company (FMCG) is currently recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:



Position: Research and Development Manager
Employment Type: Full-Time
Job Reference: R&DM
Job Summary

  • The R& D Manager is responsible for designing and developing new products and driving innovation to enhance existing products according to the organization’s roadmap.
  • He/she is also responsible for the generation of strategies that grow market share and brand’s reputation as well as contribute to the sustainability of the business.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for developing new products and driving innovation to enhance the existing product.
  • Maximizes product profitability and improve product performances.
  • Coordinate with product development managers in defining the right allocation of the resources.
  • Conduct market surveys and analyze the report.
  • Deploy strategies in testing and assessing product’s acceptability.
  • Keeps abreast of current trends, practices, development and regulatory changes which would impact product or formulation.
  • Assures competitiveness and innovation of products and processes from a technological and design standpoint.
  • Complies with all relevant and required regulations/ norms/standards.
  • Cooperates closely with product managers to assure customer focus and target costing; co-develops product roadmaps.


  • B.Sc or M.Sc in Food Science, Food Technology, Food Chemistry or equivalent degree.
  • Extensive experience in working directly with manufacturing facilities.
  • Relevant professional certification in Food Science is an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 5-8 years’ cognate experience in Research & Development within the food industry.
  • Experience with retail or food science manufacturer.

Competence Requirements:

  • Strong intellectual and analytical skills
  • Excellent influencing and communication skills
  • Strong Analytical skills
  • Planning, Scheduling, Controlling & Coordinating
  • Problem Solving & Analysis
  • Proficiency in the use of basic Microsoft Office Suite Applications.
  • Use of initiative and confident decision making
  • Time management – priority setting
  • Project management skill


Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: [email protected] using “R&DM” as the subject of the mail


Application Deadline  18th February, 2019.

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