NPD Process

DR Newitt
Peterhead, Aberdeenshire
Up to £30,000
19 Jun 2017
19 Jul 2017
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

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.

Key Responsibilities

    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.

Skills/Personal Attributes:

    Creative and innovative thinker.
    Ability to develop recipes using factory processes.
    A sound understanding of consumer trends.
    Computer literate.
    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.

The Package

    £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.