Do you live and breathe food? Do you love thinking of new ideas when it comes to cooking? Do you wish you could be part of creating new innovations to be seen on the supermarket shelves?
A vacancy has arisen for a Senior Development Technologist, or Development Technologist working towards a more senior role based at our clients Bury St Edmunds site. Working with the Development Manager the successful candidate will manage and deliver NPD and innovative projects up to the point of handover to the process team. The role will deliver key parts of the NPD process including innovation and idea generation, critical path management, ingredient sourcing and kitchen work, amongst others. Working collaboratively with the wider team you will ensure the development activity keeps the company ahead of the competition with innovative products that delight their customers and are best in class.
To be successful in this role you will have previous technical NPD experience having followed the process from concept to launch. As a passionate, innovative and driven Foodie’ you will have effective planning and organisational skills, be an effective communicator, able to confidently liaise with key people within Waitrose and our business, engage and influence others, be an experienced and resilient problem solver and be able to demonstrate strong IT skills.