2020-21RS35 - Research and Development Manager

Our client, a famous local Company who is leader in his sector, is hiring its Category Manager, he/she will be based in Dubai and will be attached to the Manufacturing and Supply Chain Department and will report to the CSCO.

Responsibilities & Authorities :

  • Leading the team of R&D.
  • Lead the Continuous Improvement Program within the company: 5s, Lean manufacturing… 
  • Initiate and Active involvement in new product development (NPD)
  • Lead the continuous improvement of the existing products (EPD) in relation with Marketing, Purchasing department.
  • Update and maintain the documentation of the products: Specifications for Raw Material, Semi-Processed Material, Packaging Material and Finished Products, Recipes.
  • Assist in Maintenance of Food Safety and Hygiene Standards as per the Laws and Regulations that Applies to all Products and our entire region.
  • Follow-up of new launched product for at least Six Months after the Launch
  • Observe, analyse and report to get the knowledge of the product from different competitor.
  • Report the KPI performances and propose actions to improve the results.
  • In relation with authorities, customers, and suppliers when required.
  • Ensure compliance of rules& regulations for Import, Export, and local sales for current (if changes) and new products.
  • Ensure respect of the working and SHEQ policy

Skills or competencies :

  • Product Knowledge: Nuts, Dried Fruits, Spices, Dates, Pulses
  • Customer oriented,
  • Organized, problem solver, managing projects independently.
  • Problem solving and Project management skills.
  • Capable of combining strategic thinking and operational detail.
  • Language: English
  • Computer: perfect knowledge Windows & MS Office + ERP (MS 365)


  • Age: 30+ years.   
  • Nationality: no preference
  • Academic:   Master’s in food technology.
  • Experience: 5 years in R&D role in Food Stuff Company
  • Driving license: Yes

Interested candidates, please apply online. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


In case your profile matches the offer, we will contact you as soon as possible. If you do not receive feedback from us within two weeks, please consider that your application has not been selected for this offer.

Please note that we only consider candidates who are already in the United Arab Emirates.


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