NPD Technologist

up to £25,000 per annum
03 Jan 2019
31 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

NPD Technologist

Location: Heathrow

Salary: up to £25,000 per annum

Adelie Foods is the UK’s leading Food to Go business, supplying the UK retail and foodservice sectors with an unrivalled portfolio of consumer insight-led chilled food product. From its four manufacturing locations and seven distribution centres across the country, Adelie supplies a diverse range of retail and foodservice customers with a £230 million turnover.

We are currently recruiting for a NPD Technologist to be based in our Head Office in Heathrow.  

As an NPD Technologist, you will work with your team to develop new concepts either from a brief or through blue sky developments, ensuring that these fulfil the brief delivering both the customer and businesses expectations.

Key responsibilities

  • Hands on kitchen work to produce quality product samples, following a set recipe, for internal and external product presentations
  • Monitoring ingredients used to ensure they are of the correct quality and compiling a pick list of ingredients for the development assistant and ensuring the make-up pack is complete to the process timeline
  • Brief procurement and suppliers regarding the sourcing and ordering, and re-ordering of standard, specialist and bespoke ingredients
  • Researching food trends and food to go market to participate in product design
  • Ensuring the correct ingredients are available on site in the correct quantity for production of samples on the required day, by planning and ordering ingredients from factories or suppliers
  • Input the recipe into the costing system to create a complete costing, and nutritional information which is used in the customer presentation pack
  • Deliver accurate and timely documentation to support customer presentations and launches
  • Assisting NPD colleagues to fulfil their duties in a detailed timely manner

The ideal candidate

  • Graduate with a food related degree (be it food science or nutrition ideally)
  • Relevant experience working in an NPD environment
  • Use of own initiative
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • The ability to communicate cross-functionally
  • Full clean driving license and own car
  • Be happy to try all food types including meat and fish
  • Confident and out-going personality
  • Passionate about Food!

In return for your time & hard work

  • Salary, up to £25,000 per annum
  • 33 Days annual leave (including bank holidays)
  • Pension scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Free parking on site
  • Free Lunch

Interested? Apply Now!

Adelie Foods confirms its commitment to equality of opportunity in all areas of its work. All individuals will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation.

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