Senior NPD Technologist

Location
East Midlands Region
Salary
£28,000 - £34,000
Posted
17 Apr 2019
Closes
17 May 2019
Ref
NPD_AV8
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent

A large, industry leading food manufacturing organisation is looking for a Senior NPD Technologist to develop new products from concept to launch.

Key responsibilities

  • Develop and take lead on the development of various products
  • Manage and monitor products throughout the full product development process - right from concept through to launch
  • Create kitchen samples in line with the customer brief, all the while managing time, costs and quality standard targets
  • Produce cooking instructions in line with customer and safety requirements
  • Consistently work towards retailer best practice
  • Contribute to idea generation within the team and use your strong market awareness to maximise advantage over the competitors
  • Work closely with the manufacturing team to ensure the production feasibility for products
  • Be able to present new products and upgrades to senior management, utilising your professionalism and presentation skills
  • Consistently utilise your process knowledge, and use your expertise to gain the very best results
  • Support various projects with a particular focus on new product development and product line extensions
  • Benchmark products regularly
  • Convert recipes into commercially viable products by working closely with NPD Chef

To be considered for this role, you must:

  • Have a Food Technology Degree, or a Food related degree
  • Have previous experience of working in a fast paced food manufacturing environment
  • Be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of implementing project management techniques
  • Be comfortable with critical path and gated processes
  • Have an analytical mindset
  • Have a strong attention to detail
  • Be comfortable with numbers
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Have managerial experience (essential)
  • Encourage others to succeed
  • Be technically competent
  • Be passionate about food

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