New Product Development Technologist

Recruiter
Blue Spark
Location
South East England
Salary
£negotiable
Posted
13 Apr 2018
Closes
13 May 2018
Ref
F5589
Function
Development, Graduate
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent

The Company

This is a great opportunity to join a forward thinking food business supplying manufacturing customers with innovative premium branded products. They are now looking for a motivated NPD Technologist to help drive innovation and continue their success in the market place.

The Role

In this dynamic, hands-on role you’ll work closely with customers to develop new products across a number of exciting categories from concept through to launch. Reporting to the Senior Product Developer, you’ll ensure the smooth transition of products from kitchen to factory, effectively managing the creative process in line with the critical path. You’ll be developing innovative product ideas according to set briefs, ensuring that all products meet commercial, technical and customer requirements as well as tasting great and being in line with the latest food trends. You’ll also work closely with Commercial and Marketing teams, proactively seeking out new business opportunities to drive inventive concepts that will enhance product performance whilst maintaining a competitive edge. Furthermore you’ll have a broad understanding and awareness of industry movements within ingredients, raw materials and suppliers and playing an active role in the promoting the company’s overall NPD strategy.

The Candidate

We are looking for a motivated Technologist with a Food Science related qualification and previous Product Development experience within a fast paced food manufacturing environment. You’ll have developed a range of recipes with manufacturing customers where you have broadened your technical knowledge of the NPD process from concept stage through to factory launch. Superb communication and interpersonal skills are essential as you’ll be in regular liaison with customers and internal teams, working collaboratively to achieve ambitious business goals whilst maintaining company values and quality standards. Please also note that due to location a driving licence is essential.

If you’re passionate about food innovation and looking to work for an established food business with real prospects then this could be the role for you. Apply now or call us on 0345 2600 737 to find out more. 

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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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