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R&D Manager - Chocolates


Location: Saudi Arabia
Date Posted: April 7th 2021

The Company

Our client is one of the leading food manufacturing companies in Saudi Arabia

The Role

  • Lead key projects with R&D to support business goals.
  • Ensure projects are professionally managed, resources are deployed, and budget is allocated, to ensure successful and timely delivery, from idea through to launch. Manage any impact of changes to the plans accordingly.
  • Develop concepts, products, and solutions in coordination with MKT and x-functionally with other departments.
  • Strong consumer understanding, and customer expectations on to-be manufactured product.
  • Document all phases of research and development.
  • Write product specifications/ recipes on all new products and provide R&D approval for any changes to existing specifications.
  • Develop accurate nutritional and labeling declaration and maintains appropriate records.
  • Manage product Testing. Perform statistical analyses on product testing results.
  • Research, design and evaluate materials, assemblies, processes and equipment.
  • Working closely with external suppliers and Co-Manufactures.
  • Determine and execute improved technologies used by suppliers, competitors and customers.
  • Support Director to on-the-floor manage and develop R&D team.

The Person

  • University degree in General Chemistry, Food Science and Technology, Food Engineering, or related field.
  • Proven experience (5+ years) as a project manager in Global FMCG with good supervisory and teamwork skills in challenging environment.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written in project reports, and status updates. Communicates Effectively and Candidly.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines and be organized.
  • Somebody with experience in Chocolate producing Companies in Europe / UK


Education allowance, relocation allowance, bonuses



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