NPD Technologist

Up to £30K + benefits
29 Nov 2016
27 Dec 2016
Kirsty Carter
Contract Type
Full Time
Working within an award winning NPD team your role will be critical in delivering market leading innovation to a wide range of customers. Continued investment allows excellent scope for NPD activity and innovation is considered of genuine importance in supporting continued growth and success.

The Role:
Reporting to the NPD Manager you will be responsible for managing the NPD process from concept through to launch. As project manager you will liaise with all levels internally and externally throughout the process including marketing, sales, production and engineering and with customer technologists. As a creative force you will be tasked with developing new products and managing their implementation in the factory through all stages of production trials. In addition you will manage the re-development of existing products to ensure process and cost optimisation.

Your experience:
We are seeking a graduate in a Food Science/Food Technology or equivalent subject. You should be able to demonstrate exceptional creative talent and a real passion for NPD. As a dedicated “foodie” you will have excellent knowledge of current market trends and be able to translate these into commercially feasible products. Experience of working directly with retail or food service customers is important as are exceptional project management skills. You should have experience of managing products through all stages of the NPD process to fruition.