Beverage Innovation Specialist  

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in New Product Development, starting from A to Z (ideation to launch)
  • Create and enhance drinks menu that fill a niche in the competitive F&B market
  • Responsible to develop new beverage based on market trend, sales data, operation effectiveness and customer demography
  • Conduct idea generation sessions to initiate the creation of new beverage products that align with company goals and objectives
  • Establish costing information for new and revised formulation
  • Aid in preparation of food tasting sessions and constantly iterate rapidly
  • Conduct comprehensive market and consumer research to identify emerging trends, technologies, and opportunities for new product development
  • Gather, analyze, and maintain product, market, and technology trend information and come out with feasibility report to ensure products are always viable and competitive
  • Work collectively with internal teams, eg.: Operations, QA/QC, Halal, Marketing and Supply Chain throughout the product development processes to ensure successful product launch to the market
  • Identify and evaluate potential suppliers, partners, and external resources to support research and development initiatives
  • Communicate constantly and build good rapport with vendors
  • Perform testing on product stability, shelf-life evaluation and any other tests as per required
  • Ensure all products are in compliance to Halal requirements, health and safety regulations
  • Conduct investigations and propose solutions to address all product complaints or feedback
  • Responsible for the upkeep of product SOP
  • Maintain accurate documentation of experiments, procedures and results to facilitate knowledge sharing and intellectual property protection
  • Responsible for other ad-hoc tasks as assigned by superior / management from time to time

Requirements:

  • Minimum 2 years of work experience in F&B chain / retail or F&B product development (coffee-related industry will be an added advantage)
  • Ability to conceptualize and execute new method development
  • Possess good sensory skills for product bench-marking and development
  • Good interest and knowledge in ingredient formulation and development
  • Computer literate - proficient with Microsoft Office & Excel, other relevant software and application
  • Good command of written and spoken English and Malay (proficiency in other languages will be an added advantage)
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with all levels, internally and externally, in an effective and responsive manner
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to think creatively to develop new and improved products
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy and documentation practices

  Employment Type:  Permanent (Full Time)

  Min. Education:  Bachelor's Degree

  Spoken Language:  Malay, English

  Written Language:  Malay, English