Fresh Talent Recruitment Ltd

Product & Packaging Development Technologist

Colchester, Essex
05 Oct 2016
02 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Product & Packaging Development Technologist

Salary: £25,000 / Location: Colchester

We are working with a market leading client who supplies dried fruits, culinary nuts and seeds to the food industry, as well as manufacturing their own innovative products. Established 160 years ago, they pride themselves on delivering the highest quality ingredients, to provide their customers with the most delicious and wholesome products available, on time and on budget. They are currently seeking a PRODUCT & PACKAGING DEVELOPMENT TECHNOLOGIST

The successful applicant will likely have a food science degree and previous experience within the food / beverages / packaging industries.  Attention to detail is imperative and you will have the ability to deal with a complexity of products, packaging materials and technologies.  You will act as the "expert", managing the packaging innovation work streams for the business.


  • To provide administration support to the NPD team 
  • Maintenance of product matrices
  • Creation and maintenance of all NPD related documents, including minutes, summary of actions plans if required
  • Providing support to factory trials – including: trial coordination preparation and planning for trials, support to trial data analysis and process capability study
  • Provide support to the Product Developers with all project management duties
  • Manage all packaging development projects, including: packaging technologies research, developing knowledge of packaging materials and their functionalities working with the Marketing Team to initiate packaging innovation initiatives
  • Any other duties requested by a Manager or Director


  • Ability to work autonomously and with a team 
  • Attention to detail is imperative
  • Ability to deal with a complexity of products and packaging materials and technologies
  • Computer literate 
  • Flexibility to cover sickness or holidays at short notice
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

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