Head of Grain Processing Innovation / R&D Center at Buhler Nigeria

Buhler is the global specialist and technology partner in the supply of plants and services for processing grains and food, consumer foods as well as for manufacturing advanced materials.

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


  • 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.

Required Qualifications

  • 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.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in milling industry; working in multicultural environment is an advantage.

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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