Greencore Group

Product Development Technologist

13 Apr 2018
13 May 2018
Ms Natalia Currie
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

This is a fabulous opportunity to join a growing innovation team within an industry leading food manufacturing business. 

As Product Developer you will work alongside the chef to translate recipes into viable commercial products, benchmark products regularly to gain awareness of the market for a competitive advantage and provide a highly developed level of technical competence and experience to lead and support projects with a focus on new product development and product line extensions. 

Main responsibilities

You will be the guardian of allocated projects from concept to launch; developing products through full product development process from kitchen samples to commercially viable products in line with the brief to time, cost and quality requirements. 

You will be required to write cooking instructions in line with customer and safety requirements to meet retailer best practice, whilst contributing to idea generation within the team to maximise competitor advantage.  Working with the manufacturing team to verify the feasibility of products going into manufacturing environment in addition to presenting new products and upgrades to the Product Development Manager in a professional manner.

This really is an exciting opportunity to demonstrate your process knowledge, expertise and passion for great food. 

Ideal candidate

Of graduate calibre, perhaps via an apprentice route, you’ll have at least 1 years + experience within industry in either Products Development or Process Development role. You will also have previous experience of working in a fast paced environment with an awareness of project management techniques, in particular critical path and gated processes. 

Within the role of Product Developer, a good knowledge of food is a must, but we’ll also be looking for you to be analytical and numerate with good communication skills.

About the company

Greencore Group plc is a fast growing, international convenience food leader. Headquartered in Ireland, Greencore has operations in the UK and the US serving major retailers and brands in both markets.

It is a leading manufacturer of convenience food products to grocery retailers in the UK and a leading manufacturer of sandwiches, meals kits and salads to CPG, convenience retail and foodservice outlets in the US.

Greencore has a proforma Group revenue of £2.3bn and operates out of 50 locations in the UK, the US and Ireland.

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