NPD Technician

Ledbury, County of Herefordshire
Up to 30,000 per annum + Benefits
04 Aug 2017
04 Sep 2017
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
  • Developing recipes for mozzarella and mozzarella blend products
  • Managing trials in NPD and on the pilot plant
  • Making up samples for customer presentations
  • Attending production trials and launches as required
  • Evaluation of new suppliers and ingredients and reporting on their suitability
  • Link with Technical and Production, with responsibility for making sure that new products make a smooth transition from trial and testing stages to full production with the outcomes reported to all relevant staff.
  • To identify any critical issues with developments, make recommendations for improvements and make sure that everything complies with quality, safety and customer expectations.
  • Providing in-depth reports on the trials that accurately reflect the work carried out including all required measurements, comments and recommended actions and next steps detailing responsibility and agreed accountability
  • Ensuring all required internal documentation is completed and provided to specification team on time and to the highest standard
  • Have a detailed practical knowledge of current factory processes.
  • Building strong relationships with all functions who interface with the development
  • Facilitating customer visits during production trials
  • Developing practical schedules for product launch and maintaining project plans and advising all stakeholders throughout the project on timings of achievable completion dates
  • Liaising with purchasing colleagues to ensure that all incoming stock for initial production runs is in place
  • Working with relevant machinery suppliers and packaging suppliers to ensure Ornua Ingredients UK is always up to date with the latest launches.
  • Assisting in customer presentations, conference calls, audits, visits, etc. where required.
  • Ensure traceability of the BRC Documentation throughout the project, ensuring any changes to recipe or process are communicated to all stakeholders.
  • Ensure communication with all relevant departments is well maintained at all times to provide a consistent service to all customers
  • Trialling and assisting with the commissioning of new processing equipment either in support of a new product launch or to make improvements to current production processes
  • Working with Technical to assess failing products in terms of recipe and offer recipe solutions.
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of the NPD facility
  • Track monthly basis trial costs

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