Product Developer

DR Newitt
Up to £27,000 + benefits
29 Jul 2019
29 Aug 2019
Lr - 12897
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Great chance to secure your first full time NPD role or to expand your product knowledge with a growing food manufacturer. You will work very closely with the NPD Manager to help develop and deliver products from brief to concept sign off.

This is a 12 month fixed term contract with the potential for the role to go permanent.


  • Generate product concepts in line with NPD Briefs.
  • Use the costing model to ensure product concepts are developed to a target raw material cost.
  • Source new raw materials and specifications in conjunction with procurement and technical.
  • Ensure that the specifications are checked by the technical team before the ingredient is used.
  • Prepare / co-ordinate product samples and recipe / raw material  / nutritional information for customer presentations.
  • Carry out, document and action taste panels, comp shopping and product benchmarking of concepts versus competitor products if required.
  • Ensure that customer codes of practice are adhered to.
  • Create and maintain product files for all new products in accordance with procedure.
  • Help maintain relationships with retailers through effective communication with stakeholders.


  • Degree educated, or studying towards a Degree, in a Food related course.
  • A years' experience within product development, or equivalent placement course.
  • Good communication and organisational skills.
  • Full UK driving license. Some travel required.

If this role is of interest please send me an up to date CV.

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