£18,000 - £21,000 depending on skills & experience
The Wensleydale Creamery is an award-winning, independent traditional cheese-maker and specialist blender of cheese with ingredients. It uses traditional methods to handcraft cheese to time-honoured recipes, using milk from local farms, as well as being innovative with the development of new cheese recipes and formats, plus other dairy products.
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an individual with experience in product development to join our passionate NPD team to help develop new products, packaging, and processes. You’ll have a good understanding of the full development process, from the initial concept through to the launch. Confident and approachable, you will work closely with both internal and external customers to generate new, exciting products, and to make innovative process and ingredient improvements to existing products. You’ll be organised and able to coordinate and lead new product factory trials to ensure that the agreed deadlines are met, and that the processes and recipes are cost effective.
Educated to degree level or equivalent in a food or science related subject, you will have product development and process knowledge and ideally some retailer experience, within chilled products. You will be adept at managing projects with the ability to build effective working relationship. Professional, resilient and logical, you will inspire and drive change, contributing new ideas to products and helping to develop a positive team environment. You will work well in a team and also be self motivated, organising your daily tasks and adapting to sudden changes in priorities. It would be advantageous if you were HACCP certified and had undertaken food hygiene training. Travel between The Creamery’s sites and to retailers and suppliers is required, therefore a full driving licence is an essential requirement.
This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who is passionate about food, creativity and who is keen to develop their career with a company who will support and guide them.