Research & Development Manager
Title: Research & Development Manager (1 Year FT Maternity Cover Contract)
Are you an R&D nutritional specialist hungry to be part of a thriving superfood business creating industry-leading innovation?
We are the largest supplier of Superfoods in Europe and brought the first goji berry into the UK over 12 years ago. Our brands are number one in their respective channels in the UK, and we sell our superfoods into some of the biggest brands and manufacturers in Europe. We believe ‘Good food is the foundation to good health’ and eating naturally nutrient-rich food makes you feel good, do more and live stronger.
As pioneers in what we do, we are constantly breaking new ground in using our ingredients to create deliciously, healthy products. Therefore, the Research and Development Manager is a pivotal role in delivering this promise to our customers. We need you to help us to stay one step ahead and lead the category with impressive innovation and high quality, nutrient-rich foods.
As Research & Development Manager at Nutrisure Ltd, you will be working with both B2B and B2C customers via our bulk and private label business called Supernutrients and our market leading brands Naturya and Funktional Foods. This diverse role may have you one day supporting recipe development for a private label customer and then answering a Funktional Foods consumer question the next. However, the key element of the role is in supporting our innovation process and bringing to market industry leading examples of deliciously, healthy foods. You will support our innovation team with expertise in all aspects of the process, leading the nutritional concept brief, recipe development, testing, HACCP studies, shelf life protocols and managing manufacturing partnerships.
You will be passionate about healthy, nutritious food. You will already have an impressive CV of experience working in research and development or technical NPD in food manufacture, particularly in FMCG. You will feel confident in a co-manufacturing setting, be at home with highly technical testing protocols and be qualified to HACCP level 3 or above. You have an excellent knowledge of nutrition and food, able to confidently represent the business interests in this area and provide expert consultation. It would be advantageous if you have experience of foods that carry health claims or operating in a closely regulated environment. You are confident, personable and able to work in a fast paced, cross-functional capacity. Your customer service is excellent and your ability to manage projects and deadlines impeccable. Your attention to detail is second to none and you take personal responsibility for the integrity of our foods.
What we offer in return for the best
A competitive salary dependent on experience. A highly motivated team of passionate foodies and innovators in our category. Amazing foods to boost your health and wellbeing. A lovely location to work. The opportunity to continue working with our growing business beyond this maternity cover contract.