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R&D Supervisor

Expected Joining Date
01, October, 2020
Company Difco Group
Location Mansoura
Reports to R&D Manager
Manages Senior R&D Coordinator and R&D Coordinator
Type Full time


Assist the R&D department in the development of new products and adaptation of new and existing formulas, as well as help in maintaining R&D Library to support existing business and create new business opportunities for the company


  • Assist in Product development on a daily basis
  • Follow-up on plant activities with related parties, and report any deviation in process or formulations to R&D manager
  • Analyze specifications of raw materials (New raw materials, new suppliers...) and document all data for traceability
  • Perform lab/ line trials
  • Follow up and ensure appropriate documentation to facilitate product transfer to manufacturing: new products trials, new formulation trials, formulation review trials, new ingredient trials, size adaptation trials, process troubleshooting trials
  • Review & update all labelling information
  • Participate in R&D projects
  • Create and maintain appropriate records to effectively track the process and projects
  • Perform researches related to product development and new products
  • Develop and/or present documents, materials for presentations, training etc.
  • Check specifications for equipment/ materials needed for R&D department and report to the R&D manager
  • Perform duties related to export documentation (regulations, requirements) assigned by R&D manager
  • Train the team on assigned training topics and coach them as well as other departments
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry, Food industrial engineering, Food Science or Food Technology
  • Solid background in GMP, ISO 22000, Food chemistry
  • Ability to develop test samples in food manufacture
  • Ability to understand and deal with production trials
  • Capability to understand and develop product specifications
  • Capability to use laboratory instruments and techniques
  • 5-10 years  
  • Oral and written communications skills, in Arabic, English & French
  • Communication Skills
  • Computer Skills
  • Stress and Time Management Skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Analytical Skills
  • Supervisory skills
  • Motivational Skills
  • Problem-solver
  • Initiative taker
  • Team player
  • Patient
  • Confidentiality
  • Business ethics


Working conditions are normal for a manufacturing environment. Working in this environment requires the use of: masks, hair net, earplugs, safety shoes and uniform in addition to Laboratory and office work environment


Office 60%, Plant 40% + external premises and warehouses