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Process Development Technologist

Lewis Garner Consulting
23 to 28k plus benefits
Closing date
5 Jun 2021
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New vacancy for a Process Development Technologist as a result of new business wins and expansion.

Salary to c28k plus benefits.


Your role will include:

  • Managing the launch process, working with all departments to implement a seamless launch process. Also, providing feedback for the continuous improvement of the launch process.
  • Building relationships with factory teams and key stakeholders to ensure delivery of cost effective, factory efficient, fit for purpose products.
  • Scaling products up from concept handover in to factory, targeting kitchen quality and margin expectations for both business and customer whilst identifying factory tolerance, capability and efficiency.  
  • Comprehensive understanding of HACCP and the importance of considering HACCP in the early stages of development.  HACCP team Member.
  • Understanding the wants and needs of both our customers and the end user.
  • Working closely with Concept and Packaging Technologists to plan, manage and execute factory trials (baking and packing) of new products for launch.
  • Working closely with the Commercial Team and Packaging Technologist to plan, manage and execute Existing Product Developments through factory trials (baking and packing).
  • Understanding customer development processes to ensure adherence to.
  • Supporting the concept technologist with customer presentations both on site and off site, when required to feedback on factory processes.
  • To be fully conversant with all on site manufacturing capabilities, ingredients, process conditions and parameters, including understanding the impact of bulk density and moisture levels.
  • To understand factory limitations and investigate options when current capabilities are not sufficient to meet the brief.
  • Carrying out existing product development against development or business briefs.  
  • Organising pre-production and attending first production runs for new products and re-launches that you have responsibility for.
  • Organise and chair post launch reviews. Track post launch review actions to close out.
  • Presenting trials and benchmarks internally for approval to progress.
  • Populating and finalising product folders to meet/exceed BRC and customer requirements
  • Adhoc projects requested by the NPD manager.

Person Specification:

  • Degree or equivalent level qualification or experience in food science/technology
  • Excellent understanding of new product launch process
  • Ability to challenge in a positive manner
  • Open mind, Questioning inquisitive mind
  • “Can do” attitude
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good PC skills, word, power point and excel are essential
  • Good numeracy skills
  • Open and approachable to colleagues at all levels
  • Flexible, with the ability to work effectively as part of a team or independently
  • Good presentation skills, confident presenting to internal business teams and in taking a supporting role in external customer presentations
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills; able to prioritise
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels, both written and verbal
  • Financial awareness demonstrating a basic understanding of the impact of actions on costs
  • Full EU/UK driving licence


Established in 2002. Food manufacturing recruitment specialists. Multidisciplinary, across permanent, interim & contract positions.

Our core specialist areas are:

Operations General Managers / Factory Managers

Production Managers / Shift Managers

Area Managers / Team Leaders

Production Planners / Supply Chain

Commercial Purchasing Professionals

Marketing Professionals

Category Managers / Category Analysts

Development NPD Managers / NPD Technologists

Process Managers / Process Technologists

Technical Technical Managers

Quality Managers / Quality Auditors

Hygiene Managers

Specification Technologists

Engineering All aspects

Find Us
07961 044961
Southorpe Court
YO25 6YA
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