Senior Process Development Technologist

London (Greater)
up to £35k per annum
26 Mar 2019
26 Apr 2019
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Our Client, a fast paced, high volume manufacturer of chilled foods for the major retailers, is looking for a Senior Process Development Technologist for their site based in Kent. This is a key role managing a team of Process Technologists to ensure the successful transfer of products from the Concept / NPD stage through to trials and production.

Reporting to the Process Development Manager, Key Accountabilities are:

  • Working closely with colleagues across Operations, Engineering, NPD and Technical ensuring that projects are delivered on time and in line with customer expectations
  • Managing multiple projects and coordinating factory trials, responding to customer requirements
  • Ensuring that all legal and safety standards are adhered to during the process and production phases
  • Responsible for organising factory / pre-launch and shelf life trials as required
  • Ensuring that correct process is followed and data collection is shared with all relevant parties 
  • Monitoring team trial outcomes and ensuring efficient and accurate results are achieved in line with critical path, whilst protecting product margins
  • Ensuring that products meet the correct customer criteria and all relevant departments have the necessary information to complete the customer requirements for launch critical path
  • Generating & maintaining customer Quality Attribute Information for all products
  • Communicating across the business both internally & externally
  • Providing a central point of information for factory enquiries on product trials and or launches, translating kitchen methods into suitable factory processes
  • Managing & maintaining relevant customer relationships, presentations and panels
  • Providing input into the ongoing improvement of existing products
  • Reviewing and translating shelf life & nutritional results, managing any required product changes internally & externally

Essential skills and experience include:

  • Ideally educated to Degree level, you will be a proven Process Technologist
  • A background in meat processing and short shelf life chilled foods essential
  • Confident in your approach, you will have great interpersonal skills and will be able to develop good working relationships with colleagues and customers at all levels
  • Exceptional project management skills and a demonstrable track record in delivering projects on time and meeting customer expectations
  • Experience coaching and developing a small team of Technologists

The Company:

  • A well-established multi-site chilled food manufacturer
  • Modern and well invested sites
  • Supplying major retailers across the UK

Are you a resilient and flexible Process Development Technologist with experience managing a team in a fast paced environment? If so, this could be the job for you. The role attracts a salary of up to £35k per annum and is based at our client’s site in Kent.

If you are interested in applying for this role please apply AS SOON AS POSSIBLE quoting reference number JJ-P4344 with an updated CV, an indication of your current salary and your availability.


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