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Applications Technologist

Employer
Dairygold Food Ingredients UK
Location
Swillington, Leeds
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
2 Mar 2021

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Function
Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Are you our missing ingredient?

Applications Technologist

Swillington, Leeds

As the number one soft cheese ingredient solution provider to the UK’s major food manufacturers and food service customers we’ve achieved rapid growth over the last five years.  Driven by innovation and an ability to convert R&D concepts into award winning products, we have ambitious plans to further our growth into 2021 and beyond.  To compliment a £multi-million investment programme we now have a new opportunity for an Applications Technologist to support this growth within our functional soft and liquid cheese product range.   

You will be responsible for managing the formulation and creation of new products from concept stage through to pilot and factory trial in line with our R&D strategy. You will work with the site management team to develop our current recipes, ensuring plant efficiency whilst optimizing the product. You’ll oversee the samples process onsite ensuring that we proactively advise customers on product functionality to deliver on commercial opportunities.

The role will focus on the development of products that meet customer’s flavour and functionality requirements.You will work with R&D and Operations to manage the handover procedure from R&D stage to full production and develop relevant SOPs for new products.  And, as a business driven by innovation, you will work closely with R&D and Site to identify areas for improvement within the plant; validating equipment suitability, managing trials on new equipment and supporting launch of new products.

Educated in a relevant degree or by experience, you will understand dairy protein chemistry, functional ingredients and cultured/fermented milk products.Ideally you will already be working in food NPD or have experience from a relevant placement, building on your cheese composition knowledge and the practical stages of an NPD project.Experience of conducting product trials within a manufacturing environment and of testing and analysing product performance within dairy would be beneficial, however full training will be provided.

Whether you’re already working in NPD or you’re a graduate looking for that first opportunity, this is a fantastic role to catapult your career.Excellent training, newly built kitchen facilities, a growing, award winning business, servicing many premium high street brands what’s not to like?

The position offers an attractive basic salary, performance bonus and contributory pension scheme.If you are looking to excel your career in a market leading, innovation driven, commercially led business then look no further. To find out more visit www.dairygoldfoodingredients.com and to apply send your details, including current salary, to recruitment@dairygold.co.uk

Company

At Dairygold Food Ingredients we’re on a winning streak.  Driven by our passion for product quality and range, the UK team has scooped major international, American and British cheese awards over the years.

As the number one ingredient solutions supplier to the UK’s major food manufacturers, retailers and food service customers we’ve achieved rapid, double digit growth over the last five years and we have ambitious plans for this growth to continue.   We’ve invested significantly in our systems infrastructure and implemented Oracle ERP across the business.  Now we are investing in our people resources, ensuring we have the skills and experience to fully capitalise on the efficiencies Oracle can support.

New opportunities now exist for highly motivated, tenacious and target driven individuals.  You will see the challenges of embedding a new end to end system as the perfect platform to deliver efficiency improvements, drive cultural change in our ways of working, whilst maintaining high levels of customer satisfaction.

With just under 150 colleagues across both sites we are a fairly small but dynamic and successful employer. Achieving turnover of £90million has only been possible through teamwork, providing stretching personal objectives and providing colleagues with the accountability to make decisions and make things happen.

We offer competitive salaries and an excellent bonus scheme – GRID – which is payable annually on achievement of company financial targets and personal objectives.

Visit our website www.dairygoldfoodingredients.com for more information on our company, our products and our career opportunities.

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