NPD Technologist

£22000 - £26000 per annum
28 Feb 2018
21 Mar 2018
Chelsea Laws
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
Role - NPD Technologist
Salary - £22,000 - £26,000
Location - Berkshire

Here at Zest Recruitment we are currently looking for a number of NPD Technologist's. The difference in salary brackets will be dependable on how much experience each technologists have. We are looking for candidates who has experience within working in a food manufacturing environment and ideally working with a breadth of different product sectors i.e. multi component products. If you are looking for working within a high standard site and a company which will give you the opportunity to progress then please apply for the role.

This company initially started as a small family run company, since opening the business it has had constant growth. Although they still have their specially selected local ingredients and using their classic methods to make their beloved products that are used by many different consumers. Within the company they have a dynamic environment when they are constantly striving for continual improvement and new products within their range.

The NPD Technologist's key responsibilities will be:
*Develop new products in response to customer briefs, ensuring that all products meet commercial, technical and customer requirements, with direction from senior Product Developer.
*Support the Senior Product Developer in effectively guiding the development process from concept to launch and the management of critical path for launch of new products.
*Effectively transfer products from kitchen to factory, managing factory trials and the PIR process for the successful launch of new products.
*Maintain awareness of new, innovative ingredients, raw materials, suppliers and relevant market trends to enable the development of 'first to market' products.
*Develop effective relationships with customers and suppliers regarding the development of products.
*Manage systems and information that can be accessed by all team members and make proposals for continuous improvements where necessary.
*Troubleshooting and implementation of corrective actions for continuous improvements.
*Proactively seek out NPD opportunities and ideas that will enhance business performance and complement customer strategies.
*A flexible approach to travel regarding visiting customers and suppliers.
*Demonstrate a consistent approach to Food hygiene and H&S procedures throughout the workplace.

The NPD Technologist's key requirements will be:
*Degree in food, food science or nutrition
*Experience within the food manufacturing industry
*Understanding of NPD systems and procedures
*Proactive in establishing food relationships with internal/external customer and staff
*Ability to work under pressure and to tight and demanding timelines
*Demonstrate excellence in all aspects of work
*Team player but yet able to work well on an individual basis

To apply for the role please click apply!
Or alternatively contact Chelsea Laws on 0117 3252 999.
Zest are specialist recruiters within the food and drinks manufacturing industry and Chelsea Laws looks after roles such as a Product Developer, Food Technologist, Senior Food Technologist, Technical Assistant, Technical Coordinator, Specifications Technologist, NPD Technologist, NPD Team Leader, NPD Manager, NPD Controller, Process Technologist, Senior Process Technologist and Development Technologist.

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