Research and Development Assistant Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

Research and Development Assistant Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

Our client is a group of companies in beauty products manufacturing.

They are looking for exceptional talent to drive their business.

Name of Client:

  • Alkhemy Brands Limited

    Research and Development Assistant
  • Nairobi, Kenya

    Role Overview:

    We are looking to fill the position of a Research and Development Assistant who can double up the tasks of product formulation and product education and should be well spoken, confident and convincing.

    Job Summary:

    Research and development involves new product development and renovation of the existing products while the production entails the manufacturing of the developed and researched products in large scale compliance to GMP.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • New Product Research & Development- assist in covering the complete process of bringing up new product to the market ;-
  • New Product Strategy – Help in defining the goals and objectives for the new product;
  • Idea Generation – Collective brainstorming through internal and external sources;
  • Screening –help in condensing the number of brainstormed ideas;
  • Concept Testing – facilitate the structuring of an idea into a detailed concept;
  • Business Analysis – understand the cost and profit of the new product and determining if they meet company objectives;
  • Product Development – Play a part in developing the product;
  • Market Testing – marketing testing through a trial run of the product;
  • Commercialization – Introducing the product to the public/market.
  • Planning, organizing and overseeing process or production trials;
  • Making improvements or modifications to current processes;
  • Formulating new production processes or stages within processes;
  • Using design models to develop manufacturing processes;
  • Generating ideas for new products and researching feasibility in terms of profitability, resource availability and compliance with regulations;
  • Recording and analysing product and market data;
  • Presenting results to colleagues and management;
  • Liaising with engineering, research, technical and/or production staff;
  • Supervising junior staff including production assistants;
  • Writing and reading technical papers, reports, reviews and specifications;
  • Playing a role in raw material approvals- both new and existing materials;
  • Keeping up to date with relevant scientific and technical developments;
  • Ensuring compliance to all requirements by KEBS,KIPI,NEMA, Health and Safety etc.;
  • Carrying out permit
    renewal for products and any related issues like patents;
  • Helping in executing GMP- executing set principles by Good Manufacturing Procedure.
  • Help to determine and execute improved technologies used by suppliers, competitors and customers;
  • Assist in establishing project goals and priorities by collaborating with marketing and operations department;
  • Assist in monitoring team metrics and objectives ensuring meeting of goals;
  • Help to suggest training tools to enhance employee performance and skill development.

    Qualifications and Experience

    For appointment to this role, a candidate must;

  • Be at least a holder of a recognised Diploma in Chemical and Processing or Engineering;
  • Have at least 1 year experience in research and development in a busy set up;
  • Have proven ability to lead a team and achieve results.

    Key skills and competencies

    The key skills and competencies required for this role include;

  • Passionate about hair and beauty products;
  • Well-spoken and convincing;
  • A logical and investigative mind;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • A methodical approach to work;
  • Team working skills;
  • Interpersonal skills;
  • Written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff in non-scientific positions;
  • Good technical skills;
  • Problem-solving skills;
  • Computer proficiency/IT skills

    How to Apply
  • If you meet the above criteria and are interested in making a meaningful career move in Research or Web Development, please forward your CV to with a precise Subject Reference on the position of your choice to

    Important Notice

  • Kindly indicate your current and expected salary and benefits in your application or Curriculum Vitae.
  • Do Not Attach Certificates and Testimonials to your application.
  • Our client is an equal opportunity employer and women and minorities are highly encouraged to apply.
  • The closing date for applications is Friday 12th April 2019

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