New Product Development Technologist

Recruiter
Blue Spark
Location
South West England
Salary
£negotiable
Posted
11 Oct 2018
Closes
11 Nov 2018
Ref
F5706
Function
Development, Graduate
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent

The Company

Priding themselves on quality and service, this family owned artisan manufacturer supplies a range of products to foodservice customers with innovation at the forefront of all they do. They are now seeking a like-minded NPD Technologist who can push the boundaries to help achieve further market success in line with their high quality standards.

The Role

Working alongside the Sales Director you’ll be responsible for developing new product ranges from concept to launch in line with the NPD strategy whilst incorporating company values. Using your industry understanding to ensure products are in line with the latest trends whilst still having that competitive edge. As part of the diverse team you’ll design and deliver delicious samples for product presentations, impressing high profile customers with your recipe knowledge and culinary skills.

You’ll assist on a wide range of projects from concept to launch, working with internal teams to guarantee products are produced in line with the critical path as well as customer deadlines, budgets and quality standards. In addition you will be instrumental in benchmarking and carrying out competitor analysis, identifying gaps in the market for potential business growth and ensuring new products are at the forefront of innovation.

The Person

We are looking for a confident and motivated Food Science or Technology graduate who has gained NPD experience within a fast paced FMCG environment – ideally foodservice. You’ll have worked within a team to launch exciting new ranges and developed a good working knowledge of all aspects of NPD including technical requirements. A thorough understanding of NPD processes is also essential as you’ll be working with internal teams to drive continuous improvements and deliver new products that are time and cost efficient. You must also have excellent project management, organisation and communication skills in order to succeed in this diverse role.

If you're a passionate foodie with key NPD experience then we’d love to hear from you. Apply now or call us on 0345 2600 737 to find out more!

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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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