Greencore Group

Product Development Technologist

Selby, North Yorkshire
09 Mar 2018
06 Apr 2018
Ms Holly Healey
Contract Type
Full Time

This is a fabulous opportunity for an individual to develop their breadth of  knowledge within Product Development, joining a growing innovation team within the food manufacturing industry!  

With full team support, you will continue to learn and develop your skill set along every step of the way as Product Development Technologist.  

You will be working alongside the development team creating recipes into viable commercial products and benchmarking of products regularly to gain awareness of the market for a competitive advantage.  

Main responsibilities
    Coordination of internal and external sample requests including buying, logistics and internal communication
  • To input recipes onto the recipe management system to sense check costs and nutritionals
  • To assist and support with the co-creation of products alongside the product developers and chefs.
  • Basic understanding of how to generate costings, how they build and factors that affect them
  • Build concept to process handover documents
  • Calculation of basic nutritionals and lab testing requirements
  • Complete and check feasibility forms
  • Assist with sample making and the cooking up of samples
  • Plan and deliver monthly cuisine workshops
  • Proactively keep up to date with food trends, restaurant openings etc.
  • Support and assist the team with internal & customer presentations
  • As required support factory trials
Ideal candidate

Of graduate calibre, perhaps via an apprentice route, you may have  previous experience of working in a fast paced environment but not essential.

This really is an exciting opportunity to demonstrate your process knowledge, expertise and passion for great food.

About the company

Greencore Group plc is a fast growing, international convenience food leader. Headquartered in Ireland, Greencore has operations in the UK and the US serving major retailers and brands in both markets.

It is a leading manufacturer of convenience food products to grocery retailers in the UK and a leading manufacturer of sandwiches, meals kits and salads to CPG, convenience retail and foodservice outlets in the US.

Greencore has a proforma Group revenue of £2.3bn and operates out of 50 locations in the UK, the US and Ireland.


Reasons for joining Greencore


  • We create opportunities for our people to take responsibility early in their careers, to develop their skills and capabilities, to work in a wide variety of businesses and roles, and to make a difference.


  • We invest heavily in our people, facilities and capability to ensure we retain a strong competitive edge in the markets we operate. Developing and training our people is critical to delivery of our strategy.


  • Our people are passionate about our business and we enjoy what they do. We are also committed to make our business and a supportive and diverse place to work.


  • Our capacity to innovate is key to our ongoing success. We ask our people to constantly look for new and better ways of running our business.


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