Graduate Concept Technologist / NPD Kitchen Technologist

The Appointed Group
North Yorkshire
Up to £25,000 per annum + superb & tailored benefits package
Closing date
21 Aug 2021

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

The Business

We are delighted to be working exclusively with this Global leading Food & Drinks business with multiple manufacturing sites across north America, Europe and the UK. Specialising and supplying a wide range of chilled, frozen and ambient products for retailers, wholesale and food service customers.

Award winning and very much at the forefront of delivering exciting new dishes, unique & inspired flavour combinations as well as traditional classics to the dining tables of British consumers.….innovation is truly at the heart of everything they do!

Role Overview

Following The Appointed Group’s successful placement of a Senior Development Chef based at their recently acquired Development Kitchen Suite in North Yorkshire, we’re now seeking a Concept Technologist to support him and the companies wider UK Innovation teams with development of exciting new products.

The ideal candidate will either be currently working in a food manufacturing role (Perhaps already in a development capacity) or a graduate with placement experience in new product development. We would also be interested in speaking to candidates that may have initially pursued process and/or technical food manufacturing careers but who would now prefer a highly creative and innovative concept development role.

As this role will involve travel to our client's UK manufacturing sites to attend factory trials and key launches, we do require applicants for this role to be holders of a UK Driver's License.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Continuous R&D of your product category and food trend monitoring

  • Hands on kitchen and recipe development of new concepts as well as EPD lines

  • Under guidance of senior management work closely and build strong working relationships with key account managers to create and deliver agreed budgetary & commercial goals and objectives within specified categories

  • Key understanding and grasp of customer requirements and expectations

  • Identifying key trends to ensure clients are informed and that agreed products are commercially viable

  • Playing a key part in presenting panels and collation of the results from the panels.

  • Attending multiple UK factory sites to assist with trials, pre-productions and launch.

About you

If your a Food Science Graduate, born foodie & recipe developer, food blogger, food Influencer/food Instagrammer committed to either starting or continuing a challenging & rewarding New Product Development career with a leading Food Manufacturer then what are you waiting for … hit the Apply button NOW! 


A highly competitive salary plus superb 'tailored' benefits package & unrivalled career progression.   


The Appointed Group are experts in delivering tailored recruitment solutions. 

We help our clients achieve competitive advantage by uncovering the best talent and building successful teams across Food & Drink, Aquaculture and Agribusiness.

Backed by leading industry experience, we target and engage with talented individuals who have the specific skills, knowledge and expertise that suit perfectly our clients’ needs and objectives.

Our clients are considered our partners and our commitment to supporting their needs has a genuine impact on their ability to thrive in today’s challenging economic climate.

We are confident that working together with us will help you change your view of the recruitment process…for the better.

Find Us
0131 609 0358
Anchorage House
High Cross
United Kingdom

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