Development Technologist

12 Apr 2019
12 May 2019
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Our client, a leading international supplier of Chilled Food Products is looking to appoint a Development Technologist for their site based in Cambridgeshire.  Reporting to the Development Manager, the primary objective of this role is to work closely with the Development Manager to manage & deliver NPD & Innovation projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Regular contact with the retailer and is able lead small projects directly or work as part of a larger team on medium to large projects
  • Communicate NPD project info and confidently involve other departments in NPD projects
  • Generate ideas & develop products in the kitchen alongside the chef team, whilst owning and driving non-kitchen elements of development – costings, nutritionals, submission forms etc
  • Management of NPD projects from concept to handover.  Working with Process and wider business teams to support delivery of NPD from handover to launch. 
  • Always looking for new processes, ingredients and products that can drive the innovation agenda
  • Is aware of critical paths for all work streams and ensures that action is taken & priorities are set to deliver projects within critical path
  • Generates accurate information for costings and drives this through the business
  • Able to confidently present products whether they are theirs or a chef, focussing on food values, inspiration, consumer and feasibility.
  • Deputise for development manager when required and as part of personal progression.

Skills and experience:

  • Experience of the NPD process including awareness of the importance of costings, nutritional compliance, ingredient compliance & accurate communication
  • Ability to lead internal and external meetings
  • Experience of working with major retailers
  • Food manufacturing experience
  • Experience of successfully launching products into the retail arena following stage gate process at a fast pace.

The Company:

  • One of the UK’s leading Chilled Food Companies producing innovative and tasty products
  • A Vision to ensure they deliver on their pledge to become one of the UK’s truly great food companies
  • A complex and varied range of products, customers and packaging formats
  • Sites operating to the highest industry standards, where Food Safety and Quality are a key priority
  • A clear Technical Strategy built around a vision of guiding and driving the highest levels of Technical Excellence

If you have the relevant experience and you are looking for a challenging and interesting role within a leading food company, then this could be the job for you.

If you are interested, then please respond AS SOON AS POSSIBLE quoting reference number JJ-P4350 with an updated CV.

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