Head of Grain Processing Innovation / R&D Center at Buhler Nigeria Limited (Buhler Group)

Buhler Nigeria Limited (Buhler Group) is working to create sustainable innovations for a better world. Our aim is to transform the world’s most pressing food and mobility challenges into sustainable technologies, process solutions and business models. At Bühler, you are empowered to show initiative and take responsibility. In our family-owned company, personal success goes hand in hand with shared success. We foster a diverse and inclusive workplace where integrity and courage are key drivers of our success. 

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Head of Grain Processing Innovation / R&D Center

Location: Ikeja, Lagos
Employment Type: Full Time

Job Description

  • We are looking for a skilled milling expert to join our team as Head of Grain Innovation/ R&D Center.
  • This role will be responsible to manage the Innovation center, contribute to the revolutionization of the grain processing industry in Nigeria and setting new standard in line with the company’s business strategy.


  • Conceptualize, plan, execute and manage Buhler Application Center for Local Grains (maize, sorghum, millets, local wheat, fonio, soya, beans, etc.)
  • Greenfield project: Bring idea of Buhler Grain Processing Innovation Center to reality and establish the knowledge and application hub for Local Grains in Kano, Nigeria.
  • Full oversight of Buhler Grain Processing Innovation Center in project phase and afterwards in conceptual, technical, and financial/commercial aspects.
  • Build partnerships and collaborations to drive innovation in Local Grains.
  • Engage with local and international stakeholders, Foundations etc. on partnering and utilization of the center.
  • Plan, conduct and analyse application tests in close collaboration with internal and external partners (new grains, new/simplified processes, new finished products)
  • Develop, plan, market and execute professional and vocational training offerings.
  • Promote Grain Innovation Center in the market and guarantee full utilization with trainings and application tests
  • Drive sales of trial and training offerings.
  • Sales support for Ancient African Grains milling solutions.
  • Strict financial control of all related costs (e.g. project management, civil structures, labour, energy and operations)
  • Work within the companies EHS policies and promote the same.
  • Ensure excellent stock control and reconciliation within all aspects of the operation.


  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in milling industry; working in multicultural environment is an advantage.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Milling Science / Food Manufacturing / Food Technology / Engineering, or related field.
  • Certificate from the Swiss Milling School or African Milling School or equivalent is an added advantage.
  • Advanced NABIM qualification or above, HACCP and IPM trained.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Grains and Food processing.
  • Strong leadership and people development skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of sales and relationship management.
  • Strong sales conversations and contract negotiations skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to interface effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Great multicultural understanding.
  • Ability to work in a matrix organization.


  • International and successful company with sustainable prospects for the future.
  • Wide technically and modern environment with interesting challenges.
  • Professional environment with an open communication culture.
  • Exciting development and training opportunities.
  • Great and dynamic work environment.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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