Greencore Group

Development Technologist

Northamptonshire, Northampton
17 Oct 2016
14 Nov 2016
Greencore Group
Contract Type
Full Time

The Role

This is a fabulous opportunity to join a growing innovation team within an industry leading food manufacturing business.

As Development Technologist you will work alongside the chef to translate recipes into viable commercial products, benchmark products regularly to gain awareness of the market for a competitive advantage and provide a highly developed level of technical competence and experience to lead and support projects with a focus on new product development and product line extensions.

A little about Greencore

Greencore Group is a leading international manufacturer of convenience foods. Our ambition doesn't stop at being the world's largest sandwich producer, we're looking for passionate, talented people who can help us to drive our future success. People who innovate, create, lead and inspire. We set the bar high, and expect that our people do too.

Greencore Food to Go Northampton is undergoing unprecedented growth with over £30 Million invested in our site. The end result is that we have recently opened our 4th unit and are in the process of building our 5th, which is due to open in early 2017. Greencore always look to put people at the core, and at Northampton our Learning and Development team have delivered well over 30,000 hours of training in the past year alone. We offer a clear and well defined career path and will actively look at how we can enable our colleagues to push themselves forward.

What you'll be doing

You will be the guardian of allocated projects from concept to launch; developing products through full product development process from kitchen samples to commercially viable products in line with the brief to time, cost and quality requirements.

You will be required to write cooking instructions in line with customer and safety requirements to meet retailer best practice, whilst contributing to idea generation within the team to maximise competitor advantage. Working with the manufacturing team to verify feasibility of products going into manufacturing environment in addition to presenting new products and upgrades to the Product Development Manager in a professional manner.

This really is an exciting opportunity to demonstrate your process knowledge, expertise and passion for great food.

What you'll need

Of graduate calibre, perhaps via an apprentice route, you'll have previous experience of working in a fast paced environment with an awareness of project management techniques, in particular critical path and gated processes.

Within the role of Development Technologist, a good knowledge of food is a must, but we'll also be looking for you to be analytical and numerate with good communication skills.