Greencore Group

Product Development Technologist

Location
Sheffield
Salary
Competitive
Posted
23 Jan 2019
Closes
20 Feb 2019
Ref
greencore/TP/273/3540
Contact
Ms Holly Healey
Function
Development
Business Sector
Other Business Sector
Contract Type
Permanent

As an award-winning food manufacturer,  Greencore's Kiveton facility is looking for a New Product Technologist to join their NPD team on a 12 Month Contract. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a fast-moving company that rewards success and offers great career prospects and would suit either

Main responsibilities

You will be expected to validate product developments and provide appropriate documentation and support to promote customer acceptance through to seamless product launches. Some of the every day to days tasks will include:

  • Build a relationship with customer through relevant communication on product developments to ensure the critical path milestones are met 
  • Ensure that products meet agreed nutritional and organoleptic requirements for the customer and company 
  • Liaise with Account Managers to ensure that all products meet margin and contribution aspirations 
  • Present new products and upgrades to the Product Development Manager in a professional manner demonstrating your food and process knowledge and expertise 
  • Work alongside the Chef to translate recipes into viable commercial products
  • Source and verify the feasibility of new raw ingredients within Greencore specifications and approved suppliers 
  • Benchmark products regularly to gain awareness of the market for a competitive advantage 
  • Write cooking instructions in line with customer and safety requirements to meet external retailer best practice 
  • Contribute to idea generation within the team to maximise competitor advantage 
  • Works with manufacturing team to verify feasibility of products going into manufacturing environment
Ideal candidate
  • Working towards a Food Science, Food Nutrition or Food Technology degree or similar
  • A passion for food
  • Analytical and numerate
  • Good communication skills
About the company

Greencore Group is a fast growing, international convenience food leader, having doubled our sales over the past 5 years. We’re looking for passionate, talented people who can help us to drive our future success. People who innovate, create, lead and inspire. We set the bar high, and expect that our people do too. 

We value our people and we expect our people to work the Greencore Way (check out our LinkedIn page or https://www.greencore.com/about-us/the-greencore-way for more information on this)

If you think you have what it takes to make a career out of your passion for food, apply now!

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