TECHNOLOGIST

at Woolworths
Location Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted Oct 23, 2020
Category Engineering / Technical Jobs
Job Type Full-time

Description

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Relevant qualification i.e. BSc Food Science, BTech (Food Technology), BSc Agriculture
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant experience
  • Proven cross-functional work experience across the supply chain
  • Ability to travel frequently to neighbouring African countries
  • Experienced individual with sound technical skills across food supply chain.
  • Technical experience in protein (meat and poultry) and/or agricultural industries, preferred
  • Ability to engage at all levels of our business and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to lead/influence a team.
  • Demonstrate strategic intent and holistic approach.
  • Effective analytical and problem-solving ability
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong focus on quality and attention to detail
  • Good time management and ability to manage multiple requests/tasks
  • Planning and organisational ability
  • Continuous Improvement mindset
  • Strong customer focus
  • Strong Leadership skills
  • Driven entrepreneurial and merchant mind set to grow the business and supplier base
  • Experience of technical processes, principles and import / export legislation, preferred

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

  • Development and implementation of a in-country suppliers; with a focus on protein, produce, dairy and bakery categories
  • Provide operational support to the Africa Team for technical related matters
  • Develop, implement and execute a technical strategy for suppliers, legislators, industry organisations and other relevant stakeholders for all applicable markets
  • Ensure compliance to
  • Establish and manage effective Food Safety & Quality protocols to ensure compliance to product specifications, Woolworths policies, Brand Integrity Plan and guidelines, industry standards and regulations
  • Verification of compliance through monitoring and evaluation processes including; testing, audits and reviews for each country
  • Establish and maintain partnerships with key stakeholders in the various markets i.e suppliers, government, testing and research organisations
  • Liaise with suppliers and food technologists within the WW Foods Group to leverage knowledge and support related to product, process and technological information
  • Management of technical information and documentation required for export, including certificates, permits, CoA, etc.
  • Understand and ensure adherence to Woolworths’ Technical requirements and Good Business Journey (GBJ) across all products
  • Understand and identify the technical and compliance requirements for exporting / importing food products per country and align with existing food technology processes
  • Collaborate with Product Development Teams in key categories to expand product selection and in-country sourcing
  • Assess, communicate, and provide possible solutions to mitigate risk related to Food Safety & Quality across the supply chain for all products.
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