Specification & NPD Technologist

5 days left

City of Bristol
26 Jul 2017
26 Aug 2017
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Beyond the Bean
For 20 years we have built solid and sustainable relationships with our customers by delivering great products to make coffee and great ingredients to enhance it. Through building long term partnerships we have become the leading supplier to the café bar industry. We’ve been voted the ‘Best Food and Non-coffee Supplier in Europe’ at the prestigious Allegra awards two years running. Exporting to over 50 countries we continue to grow, thrive and lead in the industry we love.

Specification & NPD Technologist 

This is a technologist role to provide technical support around the NPD process for our small food manufacturing site. The initial period will be dedicated to NPD, with the role evolving into a Production & Quality position. 

This is an exciting time to join the company, where you will have the opportunity to gain experience by developing the technologist role and deputising for the factory manager in his absence. 
Reporting to the NPD Manager initially, this role involves writing finished product specifications and pack copies, artwork approval, making development samples and managing/ updating critical paths. When reporting to the Factory Manager, this role involves the upkeep of all production records and systems to ensure full compliance to the Quality Management System and Beyond the Bean’s expectations along with carrying out simple laboratory tests to ensure products are in full compliance with specifications.


  • Writing finished product specifications and pack copies
  • Sign off new raw material specifications
  • Critical paths managed and updated
  • New supplier approval
  • Initiate artwork generation and artwork approval
  • Organoleptic profiling programme
  • Completion of product launch packs
  • Sourcing ingredients and obtaining prices for raw materials
  • Customer sample submission forms
  • Costing product recipes
  • Calculating nutritional information
  • Making development samples in lab
  • Dispatch development samples for sales team/ customers
  • Preparing for taste panels

Continuing Expectations 

  • Act in a safe manner at all times, watching out for oneself and co-workers
  • Ensure that work areas are kept clean, tidy and in good condition
  • Maintain records and systems in good order

Key result areas

  • Experience in specification writing essential
  • Experience in food production or quality desirable
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good administration and organisational skills
  • Organisation and maintenance of records and systems

Testing of materials preferred but not essential as training will be given


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