Bishop Stortford, Hertfordshire
Competitive Salary
10 Jan 2019
10 Feb 2019
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Product Launch Technologist – Chilled Desserts

Location: Bishop Stortford, Hertfordshire

Competitive Salary

A new, exhilarating opportunity for an experienced Product Launch Technologist to join a newly invested site has emerged. In this role, you will get the opportunity to work with a number of exciting new projects, with the chance to utilise a brand-new innovation kitchen.

With investment coming heavily from or their parent company, the company’s site has been transformed into an ‘engineer’s paradise’ equipped with a highly automated brand-new kit. It is an exciting time for product technologists wishing to progress with their career, with internal promotions on the rise and outstanding employee satisfaction. As a Product Launch Technologist, you will deal with production trials, supervise tests and experience taste panels.  You will be organized and be able to deal with a high volume of projects.

To Role:

  • To own projects, developing the product, controlling the launch path and ensuring products are stopped if they are likely to be unsuccessful.
  • Liaise and inform the Technical Manager of all launch progressions, product tastings, and development so that launches can be controlled correctly;
  • Control existing product development (EPD).  Interact with the Technical department on quality issues, product faults and revisit them to improve the product or maintain a high-quality standard by developing new processes where required;
  • Research and implement current consumer markets and latest technologies on manufacturing, quality control, and consistency;
  • Have an input to quality control and suggest improvements in the factory to the Technical Manager, where relevant;
  • Communicate any delays in the product launch process to the NPD and management team so that are all are aware of the issues;

Role Requirements:

  • Hold a Food Science or Food Technology Degree/HND, combined with a minimum of 4 years product & process development experience;
  • Relevant food manufacturing knowledge / experience with proven exposure to working with chilled food products being advantageous;
  • Demonstrated extensive practical factory or product development experience;
  • A track record of delivering and completing tasks successfully and on time;
  • Sound technical knowledge and a willingness learn and build-on experience already gained; and
  • A good understanding of/or an interest in the desserts category/market would be advantageous

To be chosen for an interview, you must have experience across a minimum of 4 years’ experience within the product technician role in the food industry. Ideally you will have worked with complex products that include multiple ingredients.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing business with significant plans to expand, that can offer you future development and progression.

Please contact Lucy Robinson on 0113 205 4970 for further information.

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