Product Development Technologist

DR Newitt
Central Scotland
A starting salary of up to £25,000.
15 Feb 2018
15 Mar 2018
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Our client is a food manufacturer who supplies their well-known products throughout the UK and Internationally.

They are seeking a Product Development Technologist to assist the development and introduction of new products in support of the companies commercial, customer and consumer strategies.

The role

  • Support the Product Development Manager in the development of new products from concept stage through to full factory scale on line production.
  • Develop and interpret new product briefs and initiate costings.
  • Carry out sensory analysis work to improve product knowledge and provide material and data to assist the Sales and Marketing Department.
  • Work closely with the design team to provide product samples and technical detail for pack copy and customer mock ups.
  • Preparation of technical detail for product specification in terms of recipe, size, quality and packaging.
  • Be a member of the HACCP Team.
  • Carry out Test Kitchen recipe and packaging mock-up work.
  • Manage the day to day housekeeping of the test kitchen.

The candidate

  • Degree or post graduate qualification in food science or food technology (or similar).
  • Essential to have previous experience in a food manufacturing environment.
  • Numerate and literate.  Good IT/PC skills and office software (especially Excel).
  • Commercial awareness in terms of ingredients, quantities and packaging.
  • Customer focused, analytical thinker.
  • Impact & influence/interpersonal skills.
  • Team working/collaborative work style.

What’s on offer?

  • A starting salary of up to £25,000.
  • Working Monday to Friday.

If you feel that you have the appropriate skills and competencies required, please forward a copy of your CV to Simon Norris.

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