New Product Development Technologist

Recruiter
Location
South West England
Salary
£negotiable
Posted
23 Jul 2017
Closes
16 Aug 2017
Ref
F5413
Function
Development
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent

The Company

Priding themselves on quality and service, this highly recognised business supplies a range of chilled, award winning products to the major multiples with innovation at the forefront of all they do. They are now seeking a like-minded New Product Development Technologist who can push the boundaries to help achieve further market success in line with their high standards.

The Role 

Reporting to the NPD Manager you will take responsibility for the development of creative products and solutions for both new and existing ranges in response to retail customer briefs. This will involve managing projects through all the stages of the NPD process from concept to launch, encompassing creative development and commercial evaluation as well as being mindful of costings and technical requirements. You’ll also be keeping up with seasonal food trends and undertaking competitor analysis whilst benchmarking and presenting products to customers and capturing potential new business opportunities.

An important aspect of the role will include liaising closely with suppliers and major retail customers, working in close partnership with them to ensure your products are developed and launched in line with brand values. In addition you will take responsibility for carrying out launch reviews, monitoring product performance and market data to help ensure the continued success of this established business.

The Candidate

Suit a really ambitious, creative and driven NPD Technologist with previous experience in chilled food manufacturing who is looking to take their career to the next level. A keen eye for emerging food trends is essential as well as a good understanding of the creative and technical aspects of the product development process. You must have excellent communication and presentation skills coupled with the ability to build and maintain solid working relationships with key customers. You’ll also need exceptional attention to detail alongside great project management and organisation skills in order to achieve success in this challenging and rewarding role.

If you have a passion for food innovation and are looking to make your mark in a rapidly expanding food business then apply now or call 0345 2600 737 for more information.

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Although we do our utmost to respond to all applicants, there are times when this is just not possible due to sheer volume so if you have not heard from us within 5 working days then we are sorry to say your application for this role has not been successful.

Also, please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.