New Product Development Technologist (NPD)
£25k + benefits
We are currently recruiting for an NPD Technologists to join the team. The main focus of the role is to own the day to day responsibility for delivery of individual projects and to achieve category innovation goals.
The Technologist will be part of a team that has responsibility for an major retailer category or sub category. Working with the NPD manager and Development Chef to deliver the critical project plan against the brief.
•To own the day to day responsibility for delivery of individual products/projects to achieve category innovation goals and Budget objectives
•Continuously review the project status of all products and take corrective action if product/project moves off track through liaising with their manager.
•Liaise with Packaging Innovation Manager and technologist on projects ensuring all new packaging is available for trials and achieves sign off against agreed critical path.
•Plan factory trials, pre-production trials and launches, planning and leading trial meetings, ordering ingredients and packaging, collating factory ingredients, Microbiological and nutritional analysis conducted , organizing and sending customer samples and setting quality attributes.
•Ensure full and accurate documentation of recipes at all stages of development.
Skills & experience
•Food manufacturing essential
•Meat/proteins experience desirable
•Numerate & PC literate
•Ability to demonstrate good time management and organisational skills
•Qualified in Food technology
All applications are treated with discretion and confidentiality.
Successful candidates will be contacted within 3 working days.