Marire - Applied Food R&D Management - Gaborone, South-East, Botswana

Lovemore Marire

Gaborone, South-East, Botswana


Applied Food R&D Management


Key Industries worked: Snacks, Culinary (Cooking, baking and desserts), Fish processing, Beverages (Coffee, mineral water, cordials, wine), Breakfast cereals, Fruit and Vegetables Canning, Pasta and Petfoods.

Work History

Senior Research Scientist- Technology Transfer

National Food Technology Research Centre, Botswana

From August 2011

Planning, co-ordination, implementation and evaluation of technology transfer and commercialization of NFTRC R&D outputs

Food Technologist - Production Manager -Head Group Technical Development

Cairns Foods Ltd, Zimbabwe

August 1986 - July 2011

As a Food Technologist(Junior Food Technologist - Aug 1986-Aug 1988, Senior Food Technologist- Sept 1988-Aug 1991,Chief Technologist -Sept 1991-Aug 1993; Production Manager (Sept 1993-Aug 1997) and Head Group Technical Development (May 1997- July 2011) was responsible for:
Applied Research & Development function
 Designing & maintaining products, processes and specifications
 Developing and improving food packaging and storage methods.
 Developing and implementing technical plant & process improvements and troubleshoot resolution.
 Providing technical leadership, management and support throughout the NPD cycle.
 Investigating technical issues, conducting new product and processes technologies feasibility studies and implementation.
Quality Assurance Function
 Developing and implementing food safety, hygiene, quality assurance, environmental management programmes for product manufacturing processes including product Standard Operating Manuals, HACCP, Hygiene & Housekeeping, ISO 9001 and ISO14000 operating procedures.
 Developing and improving quality control criteria for product quality conformity testing protocols and other special customer requirements.
Production function and facility management
 Developing and managing food manufacturing systems, standards and productivity improvements.
Sales and Market Development Technical Support
 Partnering with Sales and Marketing in developing and implementing key customer needs audits and technical support
Technical Human Resources
 Developing the skills and knowledge of technical personnel and relevant value chain staff
Key Stakeholder Management
 Ensuring company products and processes to regulatory compliance and standards.
 Providing institutional industry link on collaborative projects with products technology partners, related industry, government, standards & compliance bodies, and academia.

Qualifications & Certifications

Master of Science ( Food Science & Technology)

University of Zimbabwe

Bachelor of Science

National University of Lesotho

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