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Research Analyst - Pwani Oil

Date Posted: Sep 06, 2022
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Job Detail

  • Location:
    Mombasa, Coast, Kenya
  • Company:
  • Type:
    Full Time/Permanent
  • Shift:
    First Shift (Day)
  • Positions:
  • Experience:
    2 Years
  • Gender:
    No Preference
  • Degree:
  • Apply Before:
    Oct 03, 2022
  • Days Remaining:

Job Description

The Position involves New product development process and will also serve as a liaison with 3P  and inhouse manufacturing to ensure that product integrity remains intact.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Develop lab prototypes for NPD formulations & re-engineer existing formulations.
  • Establish Root Cause and Corrective action plans for product quality raised concerns.
  • Produce product samples for consumer and clinical trials.
  • Conduct product stability studies, raw material, and finished goods analysis tests.
  • Ensure facilities and equipment are organized and well maintained.
  • Perform manufacturer spot checks to observe quality, obtain product samples and complete compliance checklist.
  • Maintain and organize product samples from spot checks for quality review.
  • Provide troubleshooting support as needed to 3P and inhouse production & quality team. ISO and cGMP compliance.
Job Description:
  • Based on industry trends, develop new products to meet the needs of the company’s target market.
  • Deliver new products on schedule and within specification by reducing product development life cycle and improving the product development process.
  • Ensure NPD related product documents are properly maintained to enable proper product costing & future reference.
  • Work closely with cross functional teams like Marketing, Commercial and Production team for a successful NPD.
  • New and existing vendor development for NPD.
  • Engage with external research labs for product testing.
  • Engage with marketing department for external consumer studies of NPD trials.
  • Ensure all statutory requirements are met and followed through when developing new products, with the necessary approvals acquired.
  • Ensure ISO and cGMP are observed in the department.
  • Conduct performance and analysis evaluations of competitive products. Participate in consumer & trade market visits and product testing to understand at first hand product issues as well as Competitor USPs and performance traits.
  • Data generation for Product Registration for submission to Government Regulatory.
Knowledge and Experience required:
  • Degree in Chemistry/B.Tech (Oils & Fat)/B. Pharm. 
  • At least 2 years of R & D experience in FMCG products (Home or Personal care) in reputed company.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good knowledge of MS Office like excel & PowerPoint.
  • Familiarity with ISO Certification requirements.
  • Creative Thinking & Great problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to translate Product Requirements into Technical Requirements.
  • Proficient in all phases of the company’s products development including design, implementation, verification, validation, and manufacturing.
  • Ability to maintain company’s quality and safety standards.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

To Apply:


  • Confidential.

Company Overview

Mombasa, Coast, Kenya

Ramesh Kanji Malde together with his brothers, Anil and Naresh Malde, began Pwani Oil Company production of coconut oil in Mombasa. The operations expanded at the Jomvu Pwani Oil Products factory with corn and sunflower manufacturing before settling... Read More

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