NPD Technologist– Food Manufacturing

3 days left

Excellent Salary + Benefits
20 Feb 2018
20 Mar 2018
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

NPD Technologist– Food Manufacturing


Excellent Salary + Benefits

Our client, a food manufacturing business, produces a wide range of chilled branded and own label foods sold throughout the UK’s retailers. They have been in business over 100 years and currently have 6 production sites in the UK.

We are looking for a technologist to effectively deliver NPD and Continuous Improvements agenda in line with the Group and customer category plans. Ensuring NPD is delivered to agreed profitability and timescales in line with both Addo and customer expectations.

You will be responsible for:

  • Delivery of the NPD agenda to required cost and within agreed timescales.
  • Responsible for all stages of critical path for projects. Understand implications and effects of deviations from critical path. Highlight to Process Development Manager with solutions.  
  • Drive continuous improvements and identify cost savings in reducing production costs / new ideas and ingredient potential to maximise cost savings and efficiency to business.
  • Value engineering of ingredients / packaging / processes.
  • Liaise with suppliers to provide process and ingredient improvement.

We are looking for candidates with:

  • HND/degree in Food based subject.
  • HACCP training.
  • Basic Food Hygiene certificates.
  • Food Legislation. Relevant employment Policies and Procedures.
  • Ability to understand the factory processes
  • Competent in Excel/Word/Retailer Specification Spreadsheets.
  • Presenting / Panels.
  • Efficient factory trials.
  • Getting the best out of self and others to meet business goals.
  • Commercial understanding of product costs and business goals.
  • Food Technology/Science/Legislation Knowledge.
  • Self-Motivation and drive to get the job done.
  • Thinking things through and identifying solutions.
  • Analysis of data through the development process.
  • Creative mind with idea generation.

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