Research & Development Manager Assistant
Review specifications of all raw materials and recommend ingredients to ensure improvement of quality and cost reduction.
Update the existing products specifications & perform processes and shelf life tests in coordination with Quality department to facilitate continuous improvement of quality standards.
Conduct market surveys, initiate and oversee studies to identify, understand and analyse emerging customer requirements and market competition and lead product development to ensure increase in revenue generating opportunities in line with Business objectives.
Risk Management & Training
Liaise with farmers, train and motivate them to utilise state of the art techniques to support achievement of high quality products as per AL Foah standards and ensure zero infestation.
Ensure effective assessment of risks associated with implementation of new work methodologies and recommend corrective action to mitigate the risks in line with best practice and local regulations.
Ensure effective inventory management of R&D requirements; supervise supply contracts, activities related to the ordering, receipt and utilisation of materials and maintaining the stock level while ensuring timely replenishment of resources in coordination with the Procurement department.
Facilitate accurate procurement of stocks by participating in the technical evaluations of the merchandise and advising on the operational requirements.
Tendering & Contractor Management
Provide technical expertise in developing RFPs and RFQs relevant to the R&D operations; participate in the preparation of the tender documents to ensure cost effective and quality services are obtained for Al Foah on all related contracts.
Ensure maintenance of information/records of all contracts handled by the department.
Quality, Health, Safety, & Environment
Ensure compliance to all relevant quality, health, safety and environmental management procedures and controls across the section to guarantee employee safety, legislative compliance, delivery of high quality products/service and a responsible environmental attitude.
Stimulate subordinates and contribute to the identification of opportunities for continuous improvement of the research & product development systems, processes and practices taking into account ‘international best practice’, improvement of business processes, cost reduction and productivity improvement.
Carry out process studies, recommend and implement modifications to the plant layouts, processes and farm operations to ensure achievement of operational efficiencies whilst providing on the job training for the successful implementation of new systems.
Review/update applicable procedures for changes in work practice and implement internal/external audit findings to support continuous improvement of operations.
Manage and promote cost saving initiatives across the functions in order to support optimum utilisation of resources.
Maintains substantial knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories, and contribute to scientific literature and conferences to promote development of date production processes across the emirate.
MIS and Reports
Supervise the preparation of timely and accurate departmental MIS statements and reports of the R&D activities to meet Al Foah and department requirements, policies and standards.
|Job Location:||Al Ain, United Arab Emirates|
|Job Role:||Research and Development|
|Career Level:||Mid Career|