Senior NPD Technologist

Jarvis Johnson
North Wales
£30 - £35k
Closing date
6 May 2021

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

Our client, a large independent food manufacturer, is looking for an experienced NPD Technologist to manage the introduction of new products concepts, ingredients and methods from initial brief to scale up in the factory through to launch. Reporting to the NPD Manager, you will be responsible for developing innovative products for both NPD and EPD projects. Will also need to deputise for NPD Manager as required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Generating new product ideas and recipes for final sign off to pass over to process technologist to trial in factory
  • Modifying and improving existing recipes
  • Acting as an effective link between the customer needs and requirements and the Process Technologist’s adherences to the factory processes
  • Responsible for sourcing new ingredients, decorations and packaging which include the  specification, MOQ, lead times and price.
  • Responsible for in house organoleptic testing on trialed products
  • Attending Quality panels when required. 
  • Keeping up to date with latest food trends.
  • Competitor benchmarking sessions.
  • Adhering to customer’s ingredients hit lists and procedures
  • Completing customer Quality Attribute Sheets
  • Completing factory trials to scale up recipes from the kitchen when signed off
  • Completing factory trials to explore new packaging concepts
  • Responsible for ensuring transit trials are completed and recorded
  • Researching new ways to produce and improve the quality, processing and packaging.
  • Responsible for sending out kitchen, photography and  public relation samples.

Essential skills include:

  • Previous experience in a Senior Technologist role.
  • Experience of working within the Bakery sector
  • A good understanding of the functions of ingredients used within the bakery sector
  • Ability to manage staff.
  • Excellent Organisational and Co-ordinating Skills
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Pro-Activeness & Initiative
  • Well developed interpersonal skills
  • Excellent Numeracy and Communication skills
  • Proficient on Microsoft Office

The Company:

  • Large independent food manufacturer
  • Sustained growth in recent years which has allowed them to invest back in to the company
  • Opportunities for career development

The working hours for this role are Monday-Friday within standard office hours and the salary is £30- £35k annum.

Are you skilled in  …

  • Diplomacy, Motivating people, Problem Solving and Teamworking?

Then this could be the perfect role for you! Please email AS SOON AS POSSIBLE quoting reference number JJ-P4518 with an updated CV, an indication of your current salary and your availability.


Jarvis Johnson is a Specialist Recruitment and Interim Management Agency, set up by Technical Managers and “Placing Technical First” for the Food Manufacturing Industry.

We have a total database of over 6,500 candidates within our specialist areas of Technical, Quality and NPD, built up over the last 20 years.  

We identify candidates with specialist experience, seeking referrals from influential candidates within the market, combined with advertising on Food Industry specific and generalist job boards as well as searching external databases and our very wide LinkedIn Network.

We truly believe in building strong relationships with both our candidates and clients and we go the extra mile to find candidates who really fit in terms of experience, skills and personality/ culture fit.

If you’re an Interim Manager who wants to be notified on upcoming assignments or you are looking for a new permanent role and want to be kept updated on new vacancies then please email an updated CV together with location and remuneration details to

If you are representing a Food Company and want to find out more about our Recruitment / Interim Management  services then please email  for a copy of our Terms of Business or call 01302 366967 to speak to our ex-Technical Manager Managing Director, Lisa Johnson


Find Us
01302 366967
70-72 Nottingham Road
NG18 1BN
United Kingdom
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