Senior NPD Technologist

Histon, Cambridge
19 Jan 2017
19 Feb 2017
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

We currently have an excellent opportunity in our NPD Department in our Grocery business unit based in Cambridge as a Senior NPD Technologist.

Here at Hain Daniels we’ve developed a real recipe for success: we create tasty food and drinks with goodness at their core, and work with some incredible brands whose ethos is the same as ours.

We aim to make a positive difference in our local communities, and create a work environment that is friendly, fun and rewarding.

Our recipe is missing one key ingredient though - you! We’re looking for new employees who want to establish a long and successful career in the industry.

In return we offer generous pay, an exceptionally vibrant working environment and a genuine opportunity to help the business grow.

The role of Senior NPD Technologist will be to create & deliver quality products through innovation and upgrading which satisfy the customer & business strategies.  You will work with the team to develop and deliver the ‘best in class’ commercially viable products from approved product brief to launch, supporting the NPD Product Development Manager / NPD Controller.

The majority of your role will be to manage the concept to launch process. You will be responsible for ensuring timely completion of product benchmarking & submission of results as required by our customers. Work with suppliers of new raw materials & packaging (& procurement department) to ensure products being developed are done so with suitable raw materials

You will ensure development procedures and critical paths  are followed as per Grocery Stage and Gate Launch Procedure. You will create and write new recipes for NPD projects and will make up samples from a given recipe and from research following a brief. 
You will assist with internal feasibility assessment in terms of product design and the product process. Co-ordinate / carry out daily trial activities, assessing new raw materials and ensuring draft process control documentation is prepared in advance. You will ensure approval of trial product, advising relevant personnel of the outcome of the customer review and communicate update of activity within NPD and the wider site team.
To be a great candidate for the role you will possess the below skills and capabilities:

  • Full driving licence
  • Bright, able to think ‘outside the box’
  • Ability & willingness to be flexible
  • Creative & foodie
  • Enthusiastic and positive 
  • Organised
  • Good communicator

Willingness to:

  • Visit & work out of different factories across the Daniels sites
  • Stay away overnight on business when required
  • Work longer hours when required

We desire the candidate to have a food related degree or similar experience, and 3 years NPD experience.
So if you think that you would be a great asset to our business, please apply now!