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Bakery NPD Technologist

Silven Recruitment Limited
Central Scotland
Closing date
30 Oct 2020

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

Bakery NPD Technologist

c. £30,000

Scotland (Central Belt)

Job Reference: GG/7877


To support the creation and development of authentic bakery products, meeting current and emerging consumer needs and the company brand standards. To play a key role in allowing he company to compete commercially their global market.


  • Supporting the development of ambitious product development, from concept to launch, to meet or exceed the product and ingredient standards of equivalent mainstream branded leading products.
  • Support the Master Baker to translate brand philosophy, product and consumer insights into superior new products that meet the project deliverables, and/or contribute to the creation and execution of a stronger business strategy.
  • Continuously upskill and apply new bakery and ingredient knowledge to products to enable the company to be at the leading edge of product technology.
  • Support and/or lead projects (as agreed with Line Manager)
  • Responsible for OTIF delivery of the R&D input into agreed Innovation, Renovation, Quality and Value Improvement Projects.
  • Work with internal/external partners to develop prototypes and agree specifications for ingredients, products and processes.
  • Work with internal/external partners to validate product scaling on plant, taking appropriate action to identify and manage technical risk, timing constraints and ensure full transparency of the technical activities on the critical path/project network.
  • Responsible for the timely R&D input into the required gatekeeping documentation and other relevant systems.
  • Responsible to utilize experimental designs and scientific principles for recommendations and decisions. Ensure completion of development and commercialization success criteria in execution of project work using accepted documentation and work processes.
  • Responsible to ensure project documentation and learnings are shared across the company’s technical community in a timely manner.
  • Ensure the correct allergen and traceability protocols are developed, reviewed, tested.

The Candidate

  • At least 3 years bakery experience. A qualified baker/pâtissier or other appropriate food qualification with experience in bakery.
  • Ingredient functionality; Planning/designing experimental activity; Data collection & analysis; Specifications
  • Product development from concept to scaled finished product
  • Genuine love of/affinity with food

Next Steps

To apply for this role, please contact Gilbert Gregory at Silven on either 0161 832 7463 or quoting reference GG/7877.


The Silven team is full of passionate, committed and personable people, who have built their careers recruiting into their specialist markets.

We’ve developed many long standing client and candidate relationships along the way; mainly because we delight in helping companies to realise their plans and in assisting candidates to advance their careers.

If you are a client or candidate seeking advice and a service based on experience and knowledge of your market, we’d love to hear from you. Contacting us could be the best thing you do today.

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  • 4 Clarence Street
  • Manchester
  • M2 4DW
  • GB
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