Greencore Group

Product & Process Technologist

Location
Northampton
Salary
Competitive
Posted
27 Mar 2019
Closes
27 Apr 2019
Ref
TP/22308/3777
Contact
Ms Holly Healey
Function
Development
Business Sector
Other Business Sector
Contract Type
Permanent

This is a fabulous opportunity to join a growing innovation team within an industry leading food manufacturing business. 

As Product Technologist you will work alongside the chef to translate recipes into viable commercial products, benchmark products regularly to gain awareness of the market for a competitive advantage and provide a highly developed level of technical competence and experience to lead and support projects with a focus on new product development and product line extensions. 

Main responsibilities

You will be the guardian of allocated projects from concept to launch; developing products through full product development process from kitchen samples to commercially viable products in line with the brief to time, cost and quality requirements. 

In this role the Development Technologist will be responsible for planning, preparation and conducting line trials to ensure outputs are fully documented with adherence to food safety, production quality standards and our customer requirements . 

You will also follow critical path time lines as directed, escalating incomplete tasks and deficiencies in testing, to ensure that mitigating action can be taken to prevent delays in product acceptance and launch working very closely with the manufacturing teams verifying  the feasibility of products going into manufacturing environment. 

This really is an exciting opportunity to demonstrate your process knowledge, expertise and passion for great food. 

Ideal candidate

Of graduate calibre, perhaps via an apprentice route, you’ll have at least 1 years + experience within industry in either a NPD  or Process Development role.

Ideally you will also have previous experience of working in a fast paced environment with an awareness of project management techniques, in particular critical path and gated processes. 

Within the role as a Product Technologist, a good knowledge and passion of food is a must, but we’ll also be looking for you to be analytical and numerate with good communication skills.

About the company

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