Industry Trained Process and Development Technologist

Location
Various
Salary
Starting Salary Negotiable upon experience
Posted
15 May 2017
Closes
26 May 2017
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent

Industry Trained Process and Development Technologist

David Wood Baking is a fast growing food manufacturing business operating out of 6 sites across the UK. Supplying most of the major retailers and discounters, food service firms and some of the UK’s leading brands with a selection of speciality bread, pies, sweet and savoury pastries and ready meal products through both frozen and ambient channels; DWB is an exciting and challenging place to work.

Our Development, Technical and Sales teams work closely together to innovate and deliver high quality goods that meet our customer’s briefs and technical standards. As the company continues to grow we are looking for a technologist to join our product management team  at various sites. In this role you will participate in all aspects of the concept to launch process including:

  • Creative brainstorming of new product ideas
  • Sourcing of new ingredients
  • Kitchen based concept development work
  • Product costings
  • Project Management
  • Customer presentations
  • Factory Trials of new products and improvements to existing products
  • Product Benchmarking and sensory testing
  • Determining quality parameters for new products
  • Driving forward factory and product standards
  • Interpretation of microbiological, chemical and nutritional data
  • Product artwork approvals

If this sounds like the opportunity you are looking for and you have, or are about to, graduate from a Food Science or a related degree, have a passion for quality baked goods and possess the skill sets below we would love to hear from you:

  • Awareness of current food/ flavour trends
  • Basic awareness of Good Manufacturing Practice and HACCP
  • Good organisational skills
  • Take a “common sense” approach
  • Are able to work individually and as part of an extended team
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills
  • Competent user of Microsoft office, including excel, word and PowerPoint
  • Flexibility to work outside of standard office hours when required
  • Are eligible to work in the UK
  • Hold a full UK driving licence

To apply for this role please send your CV and a covering letter to helen.jagger@dwbaking.com