Our client, one of the top food processing businesses in UK are seeking a NPD Process Technologist.
The role will work as part of a team who are focused on creating and developing new market ready products for current and new customers. To achieve this the post holder must have a sound knowledge of the Company’s current products, be forward thinking and stay head of consumer taste trends and be able to match recipes to factory processes. A key requirement will therefore be having a sound understanding of the production process.
Aiding with the development of new viable market ready products in line with current market trends.
Managing the critical path of projects.
Liaising with internal and external customers as and when required.
Running factory trials of new products.
Packaging and sending samples of products to customers
Presenting and demonstrating new products to existing and new customers.
Ensuring all developments satisfy price, quality, technical and operational parameters.
Maintaining all relevant paperwork.
Liaise with relevant departments to keep them up to date with the progress of projects.
Liaising with and assisting the NPD Manager and Development Chef.
Contributing to the overall commercial strategy and growth of the business.
Any ad hoc duties required to ensure the NPD kitchen runs effectively.
Creative and innovative thinker.
Ability to develop recipes using factory processes.
A sound understanding of consumer trends.
Excellent communication and presentation skills.
A passion for delivering results and the drive to exceed expectations.
A team player.
Self-motivated and a strong commitment to personal development.
Professional approach and attitude.
Qualifications and Experience:
Experience of working in a kitchen or in product development.
Have an understanding of ingredients and nutrition.
Hours of Work
Hours of work will be from 8.00am to 5.00pm.
Other Relevant Information:
Full driving licence is essential.
The post holder must be willing to travel as and when it is required.
On occasions there will be a requirement for the post holder to be flexible with their working hours to fit with the needs of the business.
£25,000 - £30,000 (depending on experience)
3% matched pension
Six weeks annual leave per year. This includes statutory holiday days.
If you are interested in this position then please forward a copy of your most up to date CV to Simon Norris.