NPD Technologist

Location
London (Greater)
Salary
£25,000
Posted
06 Oct 2016
Closes
03 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Contract

NPD Technologist

London | 6 Month FTC | £25k

The Role

  • Gather data of competitor product ranges (gap analysis), complete monthly
  • Ensure competitor packaging and ingredient data is kept up to date
  • Benchmark products against competitors, evaluate and if not best in class work up a plan to improve.
  • Launch on time and in full, manage all aspects of the launch schedule; from concept through trials, artwork, launch and post launch review.  Clearly communicate with relevant internal and external stakeholders.  Attend factory trials / launches as required.
  • Responsible for the management of the artwork process between the customer and the manufacturing partners abroad.
  • Actively seek out new ideas & food trends, whether through social media, retailer, restaurants or exhibitions. 
  • Cooking / Preparation of product samples along with accompanying paperwork, for product improvement panels, NPD, quality panels.
  • Build and maintain positive customer relationships
  • Work as part of the NPD team, support one another, be a team player, share knowledge openly, remain adaptable & resilient
  • Assist in the preparation of Power point presentations
  • Liaise with our manufacturing partners, help them understand the UK market
  • Arrange for samples to be
  • Handling ad hoc requests from customers for various requests eg. Samples for magazines; packaging samples for merchandising

The Candidate

  • Passionate about food, with in-depth knowledge of food trends
  • A team player able to work cross functionally
  • Self-motivated with a desire to achieve personal and business targets
  • Uses own initiative
  • Effective communicator
  • Responsive to internal and external requests
  • Practical and hands on
  • Demonstrates logical and organised thinking
  • Driving license

Application

If you wish to be considered for this opportunity, please apply below or alternatively apply directly via email to karan@harperanderton.com