Careers Development Technologist

Development Technologist

Dept: Tea Division

Location: Capricorn Park

02 April 2019

Cape Herb and Spice has grown from entrepreneurial roots into a global player, employing over 500 people and operating over 3 sites in Cape Town. Centered around innovation and quality, Cape Herb and Spice gives any candidate a great opportunity to gain extensive experience and build an exciting career.

Our Tea Division is looking for a Development Technologist to fulfill a vital role within our Tea and Herb & Spice categories, focusing primarily on a key local customer’s requirements, expressing creative flair in helping develop delicious tea and herb and spice concepts in line with current trends. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Execute the product development process within given deadlines, ensuring product confirms to country specific legislation as well as customer specific regulations on product and packaging.
  • All stages of the development process to be followed and filed meticulously.
  • This procedure involves

HACCP compliance

Recipe development and tastings

Raw material costings

Supplier interaction

Factory implementation in terms of factory trials and travel tests

Artwork approvals

Specification generation and maintenance

  • Technical support to both QA department and sales teams alike
  • Play your role in maintaining the compliance to business certifications
  • Effective execution of launches through thorough communication, consultation and involvement of internal   departments.


Degree in Food Technology or Food Science

3- 5 years’ experience in a similar role

Qualities and attributes required

Deadline driven with good time management skills

Commercially minded

High attention to detail

A passionate foodie

A good communicator

A creative thinker

Team player

Strong interpersonal skills

Optimistic solution finder

Driver’s license necessary

Should you meet the requirements and would like to apply for this vacancy, please send your detailed CV with copies of your qualifications to, no later than Friday, 12 April 2019.


HR Contact:Therona Pillay


Telephone:021 701 5140