R&D Manager – Coffee – Costa Innovation

Dunstable, Bedfordshire
31 Jan 2017
03 Mar 2017
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

It’s what you do with the beans that makes it Costa Coffee

  • Redefine what amazing coffee looks like in our global shops
  • Build strategic partnerships to support innovation and promote awareness
  • See the impact your products have on our success

We’re Costa, the nation’s favourite coffee shop brand*, pouring our heart and soul into everything we do and creating moments to remember for our customers, our communities and for each other.  Together we turn sips into smiles, choices into opportunities and passions into careers. Help us spread a little happiness!

Who we are looking for

You’re a coffee lover. It’s in your soul. You know your arabica from your robusta and nothing less than perfection will do. Out of respect for the product and our customers, you blend innovation with commercial common sense. You use insight and analysis as the backdrop to the products that you’ve helped research and develop and all you want is to see them in their rightful place. To fulfil your dreams, however, you need previous food technology / R&D experience within a food retail / FMCG environment. But that’s ok, as you’ve already got lots to draw from. Together, we’re a recipe for success.

A bit about the role

Our customers love our coffee. And whilst they all have their favourite, we like to make sure there’s enough range to tickle their taste buds no matter what the occasion. Whether it’s a gingerbread late, an iced espresso or an americano. You’ll develop a range of new coffee products, working with the Roastery and supply chain teams for a truly global solution and with buying to make sure innovation doesn’t come at a price. You’ll also work with other category experts to ensure our products push the boundaries and complement each other in equal measure. It goes without saying that you everything you do adheres to the strictest legal and quality requirements.

So bring us your unique blend, together with ambition and experience and in return we’ll give you a competitive salary, a very achievable yearly bonus, plenty of benefits and more coffee than you could dream of to enjoy in a supportive environment.

*Independent survey of 5000 people published in December 2014 by Allegra Strategies. For further details see www.costa.co.uk/terms