Focus Management

Food Technologist, Food Manufacturing, Lincolnshire

dependent on experience
03 Oct 2016
31 Oct 2016
Dave Broadbent
Contract Type
Full Time

Due to continuing growth this snack manufacturer is looking to add to its New Product Development team.

This snack manufacturer is creating innovative savoury, sweet, natural and healthy products for the major retailers. It creates products in the crisps, snacks, nuts, home baking, produce and world foods categories both branded and under retail own label. The company is expanding its product ranges and looking to develop more added value products in its range. To facilitate this growth and support the long-term plans for the business our client requires a Food Technologist to join the Development team.

The role of Food Technologist will encompass everything within product development from the idea stage right through to product delivery to the customer. Working closely with internal departments, customers and suppliers, you will ensure you deliver products that add to the company profitability. You will have direct customer contact, visiting them regularly to present new products and gain new listings.

Areas of responsibility:

  • Develop new products and processes
  • Manage factory trials, maintaining accurate records
  • Organise sensory testing, shelf life trials and product transit testing
  • Training production members on new products
  • Ensure work is undertaken in line with Food Safety requirements
  • Prepare and present products internally and externally
  • Provide progress reports to senior management
  • Monitor competitor activities
  • Create customer specifications
  • Develop new packaging ideas

This is a role that would suit a food science graduate (or similar) who has a pro-active approach and is able to juggle many tasks at once. The role requires a mix of innovative thinking and commercial understanding to ensure new products are commercially viable. A background in snacks is not essential and experience with the pace of the chilled food sector could work well. Experience in a customer-facing role is essential, with understanding of the retailer gate process being desirable.

Send your CV today for consideration.

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