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Applications Manager

Zest Recruitment
£45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Closing date
9 Nov 2021
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Job Details

As Applications Manager you will lead managing the development of new products, adaptation of existing products and creation of tailor-made products based on customer's requests.

With a hugely diverse product portfolio and client base, this brand-new position offers a great opportunity to carve an exciting future for a career minded individual.

Daily Tasks

Lead new department for product development
Develop new ingredients from using raw materials
Work from internal or customer requirements
Carry out the entire NPD process from brief to development samples
Gather raw materials from internal department or suppliers
Measure and blend liquid components to produce samples
Willing to learn to use other laboratory equipment if not familiar
Willingness to work with raw materials sometimes hazardous, allergens
Use software to manage the NPD process and formulations
Develop and manage the laboratory systems and processes
Presentation / tasting of samples internally and externally on occasion
Commercial awareness and costing of samples as required
Manage additional team members and delegate tasks as the department develops
Liaise with quality assurance department in development of specifications

Your Profile

5+ years leading NPD department in food / beverage industry, preferably in ingredients
Longer experience in hands on development in food / beverage / ingredients
Proven track record of developing commercially successful new products
Degree level or equivalent in Food Science or related field preferred
Excellent organoleptic / sensory skills

Feel you have the 'right mix' to make the role your own?

Please call Nicola Richardson for a confidential conversation on 07913 153 742 or email your CV to

As you know over here at Zest we like to do things properly and always want to keep you, the candidate in the loop. Applying to this 'one of a kind' role you give Zest permission to hold your information. If you want to know more about how Zest look after your personal information please visit our privacy policy on the website


A recruitment company where every job counts.

We understand that recruitment companies often get a bad press. So, here at Zest we are bringing a refreshingly new and different approach to food and drink manufacturing recruitment. Unlike others we aim to be the recruitment company that makes sure it can be counted on at every step of the recruitment journey: every person, every job, every time.

Zest specialise because you do, and our team are dedicated to the following areas:

  • Technical & quality
  • NPD
  • Operations & production
  • Engineering
  • Supply Chain
  • Senior Appointments
  • HR
  • Interim

Our aim is simple, to link talented individuals with talented businesses, and we achieve this by taking a structured and industry leading approach to every step of the process.

Zest, where every job counts.

Find Us
01780 483999
Brooks Court
Bath Row
United Kingdom
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