Focus Management

NPD Technologist, Food Manufacturing, Norfolk

£28000 - £38000 per annum
29 Sep 2016
27 Oct 2016
Dave Broadbent
Contract Type
Full Time

An New Product Development Technologist is required for a branded food manufacturer supplying to the major retailers.

This position will be working with a premium branded food manufacturer who is supplying a new range of chilled products to the major retail sector. A large number of these are to M&S and they are developing a new and interesting products for the top end of the chilled food market to be launched later in the year. As such they require a versatile NPD Technologist to join the team and take responsibility for product specifications, process development and perhaps some packaging development.

The site has undergone extensive re-development in the last year and there are plans to invest in additional lines to add new products and capacity. The large number of new products currently being developed make this a very interesting role with plenty of projects to get stuck into. Some may be within the factory looking at the manufacturing processes and how to improve these, others may be around packaging and there will be office based tasks such as specification development and management. Working with the Development team you will assist product trials and development in the test kitchen and with the Technical team you will help on quality improvement projects.

Personal requirements:

  • Knowledge of specifications systems, including most retailers systems
  • Culinary expertise and knowledge, passionate about quality
  • Knowledge of development stage gate process
  • Experience of quality control and food safety
  • Knowledge of creative process and turning trends & market data into new products
  • High energy and confidence
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

The business is flexible on the level of experience that they are able to take so if you are experienced in specifications, product development and/or packaging development then please send you CV.

Ref DRB13566 By Dave Broadbent

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