Senior NPD Technologist

Location
Surrey
Salary
£30,000- £40,000 + benefits
Posted
08 Jun 2018
Closes
06 Jul 2018
Ref
JC5
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client is one of the UK's largest supplier of own label ambient products with an international supply base in over 20 countries. This role has been recently created for someone who is really driven, hands on and creative. The successful candidate will have proven track record of leading their own projects from concept to launch, presenting to both customer and internal senior management. 

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The key responsibilities for the role will be:

  • Researching and reviewing innovations and trends in food, ingredients, and packaging and translating findings into business opportunities
  • Managing the development process from concept through to launch including customer briefs, customer presentations, development trials and post-launch analysis
  • Working closely with internal stakeholders
  • Supplier management
  • Completing Technical Specifications
  • Product sampling and benchmarking
  • Adherence to retailer requirements and legislation changes

We are looking for someone with the following:

  • Educated to degree level in a food related subject
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a senior NPD role
  • Experience within the food industry in a manufacturing or retail capacity
  • A good knowledge of food labelling, food packaging and relevant food legislation
  • Knowledge of retailer codes of practice, requirements and systems
  • A passion for food and innovation
  • A drive to succeed with ability to work autonomously
  • Attention to detail
  • Good written English and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills
  • Good Microsoft Office Skills

 

 

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