New Product Development Technologist

Blue Spark
South East England
21 Sep 2017
21 Oct 2017
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

The Company

Do you have a flair for flavour combinations? Are you looking for the chance to develop your career with a leading global company specialising in innovative food solutions? This ever expanding business seeks an NPD Technologist who can help them embrace changing markets in order to grow and evolve with the food industry.

The Role

Reporting to the Team Leader you’ll play an integral role in the development of new products from concept to launch, supporting category and business targets through delivering ‘best in class’ ranges that are commercially viable. Applying your knowledge of the latest food trends you’ll work within the team to come up with new product ideas in response to customer briefs, developing recipes that meet customer specifications and budgets as well as the critical path. Further accountabilities will involve sourcing and evaluating the efficiency and quality raw materials to guarantee value whilst retaining a great taste experience for consumers.

In this diverse role you’ll also be responsible for launch processes, including preparing samples and carrying out factory trials to ensure effective and efficient NPD and production procedures. You’ll be conducting product panels to guarantee that new lines will meet and exceed customer expectations, working closely with Technical and Operations teams to co-ordinate trials from production feasibility to sensory evaluations. In addition you’ll act as the main customer liaison for technical and NPD enquiries, offering advice all aspects from recipe development to costings and process improvements.

The Person

We are looking for an ambitious Food Science or Technology graduate who has experience in a food manufacturing environment where you have acquired key skills and exposure to all elements of product launches from innovation to process improvements. Ideally you’ll have previously worked within the speciality ingredients or pharmaceuticals sector where you have gained a strong understanding of the latest food and consumer trends. You’ll also need to have excellent communication, organisation and IT skills along with amazing attention to detail in order to drive and deliver projects for major customers.

If you’re looking for a role where you can enhance your skills and broaden your career with a nationally recognised food business then this could be the perfect role for you. Apply now or call 0345 2600 737 for more information.


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.

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