Senior Development Technologist

23 Aug 2017
20 Sep 2017
Hemant Mistry
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

My client, a globally established FMCG food manufacturer based in Wigan, are on the market looking for an experienced Senior Development Technologist. This is a key role within the technical side of the business, and as such this individual needs to be experienced within the food industry, experienced having managed development projects and customer face to face experience.

Client Details

With sites based around the world, my client have established themselves as one of the market leaders within food manufacturing. The Wigan site have experienced and sustained continuous growth, with new product ranges being launched to market through their extensive customer base.


The successful Senior Development Technologist will be responsible for the following:
  • Innovate new products and processes in response to customer briefs
  • To motivate and inspire direct reports up to Development Technologist level to achieve personal development and continual improvement
  • Manage focused development of new products to deliver the required margin for customers and the business
  • Able to develop new products to meet internal and external standards and requirements for a broader area of responsibility
  • Presents new product and process facts and ideas clearly, accurately and persuasively to customers internally and externally and cross functionally
  • Working to a critical path plans, organises and controls resources to deliver products and processes to an agreed quality and timescale

  • Monitors and benchmarks the product quality of new and existing products and raises issues with Development Manager


In order to succeed in the Senior Development Technologist role, the right type of candidate will have the following:

  • Experience in a process/technical/manufacturing role within the food industry, chilled foods would be an advantage

  • Excellent organisational, investigative problem solving and communication skills

  • The ability to influence colleagues at all levels within the business

  • Previous experience of working within a results orientated team

  • The ability to positively influence and direct a team would be an advantage

  • Experience of dealing directly with the customer, this is a crucial element to the role

Job Offer

Competitive salary plus additional benefits

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