Careers Development Technologist

Development Technologist

Dept: New Product Development

Location: Capricorn Park

18 July 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.

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:
  1. HACCP compliance
  2. Recipe development and tastings
  3. Raw material costings
  4. Supplier interaction
  5. Factory implementation in terms of factory trials and travel tests
  6. Artwork approvals
  7. 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

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 by no later than Friday, 26 July 2019.


HR Contact:Mary-Rose Shannon


Telephone:021 701 5140