Our client is a successful food business working tirelessly to produce consistently high quality, innovative products for brand & major retail customers. With their passion for people and delivering industry leading performance, they are now seeking a Development Technologist to take the lead in developing new products and formats from initial concept through development to factory production.
Reporting to Head of Innovation & Marketing you will be an integral member of the development team helping to guarantee the effective development of new products in this exciting product category.
You will be responsible for the delivery of individual projects in order to achieve ambitious innovation goals and budget objectives within this fast moving category. As part of the Innovations team, you will be actively involved with all the stages of the development process such as idea generation, consumer insights, looking at trends and creative development as well as supporting product trials and launches. You will liaise closely with internal teams to effectively deliver project plans, and you’ll also be in regular contact with customers to ensure their needs are met. There is a big focus on customer management in this role.
Additional responsibilities include preparing and delivering ideation sessions and food safaris, generating innovative packaging solutions and ensuring new products and packs are scaled up successfully, within commercial target cost.
This really broad role will allow you to get involved in every aspect of developing a product and take ownership of it from ideation all the way through to launch. With the team being small and agile, you can get to learn about different aspects of the business as well as develop a rounded career within NPD.
Suit a creative, technically astute and commercially focused Product / NPD Technologist ready to take on a new challenge in an exciting and innovative category. You will have a food science / food technology qualification and experience of working in a similar development role for a food manufacturer. Experience of developing products for the major retailers is essential.
Your communication and relationship building skills need to be highly effective as you’ll be collaborating frequently with internal colleagues, customers and suppliers.
You’ll also need to have excellent organisational and project management skills, be able to juggling projects at different stages in the development process and be flexible in your ways of working.
If you’re passionate about food in a health led category then this could be the perfect opportunity for you. Apply now or call Dhrutee on 0345 2600 737 to find out more.
Although we do our utmost to respond to all applicants, there are times when this is just not possible due to sheer volume so if you have not heard from us within 5 working days then we are sorry to say your application for this role has not been successful.
Also, please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.