Development Technologist

18 May 2018
30 May 2018
Lauren Allanson
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

An opportunity has arisen to join my clients R&D team as a Development Technologist. This role will support all site activities relating to concept development, acting as part of the NPD interface between the customers and the site. Key focus is driving sales performance through the delivery of new and innovative products.

Client Details

FMCG Manufacturing


Main Duties and Responsibilities:

(Please note that this list is not exhaustive)
  • Work with key disciplines across the site (marketing, NPD, technical, purchasing, finance, planning and operations) internally managing the customer's requirements

  • Owning the NPD seasonal benchmarking, shopping the market for newness, capturing all retailer range changes and documenting product information

  • Managing product sample and information requests from customers

  • Effective communication with the customer, building and sharing ideas and information

  • Contribute to the direction of NPD briefs with the customer, dovetailing with marketing insight and commercial teams to deliver commercially competitive products across the year

  • Generation of customer paperwork to support the presentation of new products to the customers

  • Management and generation of customer product submission forms and NPD paperwork

  • Contribution towards the implementation of the stage and gate development process

  • Contributing towards successful sign-off for products with the customer

  • Contribution to the artwork process through cutter guide generation and artwork sign off

  • Playing an active role in the weekly site NPD meeting

  • Communicating a rolling summary of NPD projects to the business


  • Educated to degree level. Experience in a Development Technologist role is preferable, although not essential.

  • Customer experience is preferable.

Preferred Competencies & Skills

  • Must have an eye for detail, and be able to work to a continuously high standard

  • Creative and able to think outside the box

  • Passionate about food and a confident, articulate and self-motivated individual

  • Project management skills

  • Numerate and analytical with strong computer skills

  • Capable of managing multiple deadlines and priorities with a can do attitude, and works well under pressure

Job Offer

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