This job has expired

NPD Technician

Jarvis Johnson
£21k per annum
Closing date
19 Jun 2021

View more

Development, Graduate
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Job Details

Our client, a fast-growing Chilled Food Manufacturer based in Nottinghamshire, is looking for an NPD Technician to prepare and make product samples in the New Product Development Kitchen, according to customer briefs, company recipes and food safety standards

They are looking for someone to cover maternity leave on a 12 month contract to start as soon as possible  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collection of raw materials from warehouse, factory and freezers
  • Preparation of product samples in the kitchen
  • Checking and recording product sample pH and viscosity
  • Ensuring product sample conforms to the recipe, which will include taste tasting
  • Preparing boxes of samples for dispatch to the customer
  • Preparing samples and products for testing externally
  • Inputting recipes (and make amendments) to the company’s Database System
  • Liaising with colleagues in Production, Buying, Warehouse, Technical
  • Creating and maintaining effective working relationships with customers and colleagues
  • Taking responsibility for own development and progression



Experience, Skills & Knowledge:

  • Ideally, experience in working in a food production/catering environment
  • Practical skills and knowledge in food preparation and cooking
  • The ability to be consistently accurate, demonstrating attention to detail and working to the highest possible standards
  • The ability to work on own initiative as well as part of a close team
  • The ability to work to given deadlines, focusing on the tasks required
  • Flexibility around working hours during busy periods
  • A good command of English and good communication skills
  • Competent IT skills, use of MS Office and database input

The Company:

  • Impressive growth with substantial investment
  • Passionate about food, excellent reputation in the Food Industry, flexible and fast-paced
  • Bespoke service creating ambient, chilled and frozen products specific to customer requirements
  • Diverse range of non-retail customers from blue chip food groups, to on trend restaurants 
  • Informal culture but totally focused approach

The remuneration for this role is £10.11 per hour so a full-time incumbent working a 40 hour week would earn £21,028. The standard working hours are 40 hours a week Monday to Friday within office hours. 

The company would also consider someone working 4 days a week at £10.11 per hour.

If you are interested then please respond AS SOON AS POSSIBLE quoting reference number JJ-T4536 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
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert