We are searching for an experienced Confectionary Technologist at our Turkmenistan Office
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Company and Sector Overview
In recent years, the share of imported confectionery goods has decreased significantly. Demand in the local market is increasing due to the government-driven import substitution strategy. The prominent players in the confectionery business segment are “Hasar,” “Oguzhan,” “Bars,” “Taze Ay,” “Nagmat,” “Ak Gar,” and “Burkut.” Hudayberdiyev Rejepgeldy (the “Entrepreneur”) got registered as an entrepreneur in 2008. From registration up to 2016, he engaged in trade, order-based exports, imports of various materials, as well as supply and sale of goods for different civil, construction, and industrial purposes. In 2016, Entrepreneur Hudayberdiyev received a land plot for long-term use to construct a confectionery factory (“Burkut”). In 2017, he delivered German equipment to the factory to produce various soft fruit and milk chewing caramel products. Upon adding additional equipment from Germany in 2019, he began producing multiple types of hard fruit caramel. In 2020, with Italian equipment purchase, the Company started making various long-lasting bread products (bakery confectionery). In the near future, the Entrepreneur also plans to start producing chocolate paste and dragee candies. The Entrepreneur carried out all activities at his own expense and bank loans. The primary competitive advantage of the Entrepreneur is low production and utility costs in Turkmenistan (in terms of exports) and relatively lower product prices compared to foreign substitutes. Combined with vast experience in production, sales, distribution, and marketing of confectionery products, the Entrepreneur has the necessary resources to establish successful marketing of the products and sustainable development in the local market. Moreover, the Entrepreneur is aiming to establish a specific niche of confectionary products in Turkmenistan. The Entrepreneur also considers exporting the products to Afghanistan, CIS countries, and China. The Entrepreneur has already received preliminary inquiries on its products and has established preliminary agreements with potential clients.
Project Purpose and Scope
The primary concept of the project is to expand the production of bakery confectionery (includes crostini, crackers, dippers, and other cookies) and diversify the product range of the enterprise by introducing a new product – dragée candies. The latter production is secured by purchasing brand-new and modern equipment for the production of various dragée candies. The Entrepreneur is in demand for highly qualified individuals capable of operating such equipment and overall production. This project will enhance the production-related literacy of company employees (hiring a Confectionery Engineer implies a direct and indirect approach to training the local personnel) achieved through practical methods and training sessions provided by the Consultant.
The overall purpose of this consultancy is to provide support and guidance on the efficiency of the equipment for the new products and to accompany and assist the technologist during the implementation of technological processes that enable efficient utilization of the production equipment.
The specific task of the Consultant will include:
The course outline is to be provided for the approval of the Company before developing the full course materials. The materials to be developed are presentation slides for the 11 training sessions. Some of the critical modules to be included in the course are: