NPD Technologist / Senior Product Development Technologist

Hitchin, Hertfordshire
£32,000 - £38,000 + Benefits
01 Aug 2017
29 Aug 2017
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Senior NPD Technologist near Stevenage Hertfordshire

Reporting to the Development Manager the Senior Development Technologist is responsible for managing the technical interface and relationship with Key Accounts. Using their product knowledge the Senior Development Technologist is responsible for developing innovative and commercially viable products and managing the scale up to manufacturing process. The Technologist will be responsible for driving continuous product and process improvements.

Job Accountabilities

  • Develop and maintain key customer relationships through detailed understanding of their capability, specific requirements of their markets and products.
  • Support customers with trials, product presentations, facilitating communication with relevant departments and being the primary point of contact for all technical or account related projects, issues or concerns.
  • Maintain close working relationships and excellent communication with Account Managers
  • Remain technically current and competent and maintain thorough knowledge of the product market through suppliers, research associations and other relevant technical information sources
  • New product formulation and existing product optimisation through a firm understanding of suppliers' product range.
  • Generate innovative products or processes and manage implementation from concept to launch
  • Supported by the marketing team, proactively research new market trends and product concepts relevant to key customer accounts.
  • Co-ordinate and lead internal (pilot plant, production line etc.) and customer trials liaising with all BI departments whilst supporting the Technical Department investigations, complaints etc.

Salary: £32k - £38k + Benefits e.g. 25 days holiday, individual private medical insurance, 2 x life cover, 5% pension from employee 6% from employer

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*Due to the amount of applications received, only those who our client wishes to progress will be contacted. If you have not received correspondence within 21 days then please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Thank you for reading this advertisement.

This would be suitable for people interested in the following: NPD Manager, NPD Supervisor, NPD Technologist New Product Development Technologist Quality Manager Technical Manager QA Manager Quality Control QC Technician FMCG Food Drinks Beverages Manufacturing Stevenage Hitchin Letchworth Garden City Luton St Albans Bedford Milton Keynes Bletchley

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