Senior NPD Technologist | Food Manufacturing
This is a great opportunity to work with a leading food manufacturer to develop products for a number of retailers. You will be responsible for a leading retailer account, where you will develop and deliver all NPD / EPD projects for the business.
To develop brief led concepts into entire products in line with critical timings.
To work with passion and pride at all times demonstrating this through results and in-depth knowledge of food and processes.
Be an integral part of the Development team to deliver new concepts / projects in line with the brief.
To be customer facing, building and maintaining good relations with the end customer.
To create new and exciting ideas ensuring that products are delivered to the correct specification satisfying consumer, customer, business, commercial, operational, nutritional and process development requirements.
Keep abreast of packaging development, liaise with suppliers and consider as part of new product development.
Consider opportunities to take cost out of both existing product and new concepts through a commercially minded development approach.
Conduct benchmarking panels and communicate results internally and externally.
To attend regular NPD meetings and ensure effective communication of all relevant project information to factory functions.
Degree or similar in i.e. Food Technology or similar.
A strong understanding of retailer gated NPD processes built from at least 2-3 years' experience within a similar field.
Must be in possession of a full valid driving licence.
Be able to demonstrate a genuine passion and understanding of food and respect for quality.
Able to work both as an individual and as a team player.
Good interpersonal / communication skills
Able to enjoy working within a fast-moving environment with change and high expectations.
A proven track record of project management, with strong communication skills.