NPD Technologist

circa £25k per annum
10 Sep 2019
10 Oct 2019
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Our client, a large independent food manufacturer based in North Wales, is looking for an NPD Technologist to join their Product Development team. Reporting to the NPD Manager you will manage the introduction of new product concepts, ingredients and methods from initial brief, to scale up in the factory, to launch.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing innovative products for both NPD and EPD projects
  • Generating new product ideas and recipes for final sign off prior to factory trial
  • Modifying and improving existing recipes
  • Sourcing new ingredients and packaging which include the specification, Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ), lead times and pricing
  • In house organoleptic testing on trialed products
  • Monitoring the use of additives and adhering to customer requirements and procedures
  • Completing factory trials and paperwork to scale up recipes from the kitchen, exploring new packaging concepts
  • Ensuring transit trials are completed and recorded
  • Recording and adding to the system all finalised recipes
  • Researching new ways to produce and improve the quality, processing, packaging, storage and safety of food in accordance with government and industry standards
  • Sending out kitchen samples, meeting the required delivery deadlines

Essential / Desirable skills include:

  • Previous experience as a Product Developer within a complex Food Manufacturing environment
  • Strong Organisational Skills
  • Innovative and Creative with a passion for food
  • Excellent Communicator with an ability to motivate others
  • Proficient on Microsoft Office with a commercial understanding

The Company:

  • Large independent Food Manufacturer
  • Sustained growth in recent years with strong investment
  • Opportunities for career development

The salary for this role is c.£25k and the working hours are Monday to Friday within office hours. 

If you are a team player who is proactive and enthusiastic and are looking for a challenging and interesting role, then this could be the job for you.  If interested, please apply AS SOON AS POSSIBLE quoting reference number JJ-P4343 with an updated CV, an indication of your current salary and your availability.


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