Food Technologist Placement Student

Greencore Group
Closing date
7 Apr 2019

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A fantastic opportunity has become available to join Greencore Atherstone as Concept Developer.  You will be working on a variety of Convenience, Travel and Coffee Shop accounts Waitrose account, taking part in developing the food to go range.  You will be in a team reporting to the Product Development Manager 

Main responsibilities

The role may include the following accountabilities while under supervision of the Product Development team 

  • Build a relationship with customer through relevant communication on product developments to ensure the critical path milestones are met 
  • Ensure that products meet agreed nutritional and organoleptic requirements for the customer and company 
  • Liaise with Account Managers to ensure that all products meet margin and contribution aspirations 
  • Present new products and upgrades to the Product Development Manager in a professional manner demonstrating your food and process knowledge and expertise 
  • Work alongside the Chef to translate recipes into viable commercial products
  • Source and verify the feasibility of new raw ingredients within Greencore specifications and approved suppliers 
  • Benchmark products regularly to gain awareness of the market for a competitive advantage 
  • Write cooking instructions in line with customer and safety requirements to meet external retailer best practice 
  • Contribute to idea generation within the team to maximise competitor advantage 
  • Works with manufacturing team to verify feasibility of products going into manufacturing environment
Ideal candidate
  • Working towards a Food Science, Food Nutrition or Food Technology degree or similar
  • A passion for food
  • Analytical and numerate
  • Good communication skills
About the company

Greencore Group plc is a fast growing, international convenience food leader. Headquartered in Ireland, Greencore has operations in the UK

It is a leading manufacturer of convenience food products to grocery retailers in the UK and a leading manufacturer of sandwiches, meals kits and salads 

Greencore has a proforma Group revenue of £2.3bn and operates out of 17 locations in the UK  and Ireland.

One of the Five Reasons for joining Greencore in this role is;


  • Our people are passionate about our business and we enjoy what they do. We are also committed to make our business and a supportive and diverse place to work.

Greencore Group is a leading international manufacturer of convenience foods. Our ambition doesn't stop at being the world’s largest sandwich producer; we’re looking for passionate, talented people who can help us to drive our future success. People who innovate, create, lead and inspire. We set the bar high, and expect that our people do too.


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