• Midrand, Gauteng
  • Midrand, Gauteng
Job Description
Product & Process Implementation Technologist
Midrand, South Africa

The Product & Process Implementation (PPI) Technologist is a part of the development team based in South Africa with very tight links to the PPI team in the UK primarily responsible for implementing new product design for both products and processes.
The PPI Technologist role sits between New Product Development and Manufacturing Teams within overall product commercialization/ scale up process with responsibility for testing during the development phase, launching of seasonings into South Africa dry factory and working with operations and quality for successful implementation and RFT including meeting customer’s functionality requirements.


To take a lead to co-ordinate and manage small trial blend requests. This includes arranging for trials to be picked by dispensary, blending of the trials, packing, sending samples for micro and arranging for despatch of the trials.
Conduct functionality testing locally.
Arrange and co-ordinate samples to be sent to the PPI team in Haddenham and PepsiCo USA.
Understand the requirements for capability of 1.33 and driving understanding.
Maintain functionality database and write reports accordingly.
Support of seasoning implementation for Midrand site. This includes coordinating activities in support of Scale-up/ First Time Order including testing, product set up, checking SAP & labels, attending factory activity, and closing trials.
Ensure that the product implementation programme can re-create the lab design for new products within the manufacturing environment and that new products will perform in both the McCormick process and those of our customers or co-packers, where appropriate. CCI projects, non-conformance trials and batch size changes are included in this programme.
Advise and support NPD functions on operations capability to ensure right first time.
Compile reports for trials as required
Lead the cross-functional FTO forum
Execute compounding and application activities to avail samples for functionality/ capability studies.
Manage functionality samples for retention purposes.
Inter-Functional Support (Manufacturing, QA and R&D) and Process & Equipment Implementation as needed

CANDIDATE PROFILE 1-3 years experience in a Quality / Technical / NPD / Production / Process role Diploma/ B-Tech Degree - Food Technology, Biotechnology B. Sc - Food Science or equivalent qualification Team Player – ability to interact cross-functionally Self-starter – ability to initiate without being prompted Self-motivating – taking ownership and accountability Ability to work under pressure Critical thinking skills and ability to manage competing priorities Highly adaptable to change Good communication skills Research orientated and attention to detail Ability to develop customer relationships and maintain customer intimacy

People centric culture Power of people Global structure with opportunities outside of SA if willing to relocate Personal development focused team Individuals have space to drive their career Highly engaged team


At McCormick, we bring our passion for flavor to work each day. We encourage growth, respect everyone's contributions and do what's right for our business, our people, our communities and our planet. Join us on our quest to make every meal and moment better.

Founded in Baltimore, MD in 1889 in a room and a cellar by 25-year-old Willoughby McCormick with three employees, McCormick is a global leader in flavour. With 12,400 employees around the world and more than $5 Billion in annual sales., the Company manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavourful products to the entire food industry, retail outlets, food manufactures, food service businesses and consumers

While our global headquarters are in the Baltimore, Maryland, USA area, McCormick operates and serves customers from nearly 50 locations in 27 countries and 135 markets in Asia-Pacific, China, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and the Americas, including North, South and Central America with recognized brands.

At McCormick, we have over a 100-year legacy based on our “Power of People” principle. This principle fosters an unusually dedicated workforce requiring a culture of respect, recognition, inclusion and collaboration based on the highest ethical values.


If you are looking for a new challenge and want to join a highly motivated team in a rewarding environment, seeking a competitive salary and benefits package and opportunity to work with a global flavour leader. Then please apply via our careers centre at http://www.mccormickcorporation.com/Career-Center (96101)

Agencies: McCormick as needed will work with external recruitment vendors through our Agency Portal. Unless previously contacted, McCormick does not accept unsolicited resumes from external recruiting agencies.

McCormick is an EOE/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT employer.

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