Hertfordshire (Commutable from Essex / Cambridgeshire)
Salary £35,000
16 Jan 2019
16 Feb 2019
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Development Technologist

Location: Hertfordshire (Commutable from Essex/Cambridgeshire)

Salary £35,000

A new, exhilarating opportunity for an experienced Product/Process Development 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. You will deal with production trials, supervise tests and experience taste panels. You will be organised 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

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

Please apply today for more information.

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