This major food manufacturer is looking for a Development Technologist to assist and support the NPD team in the development and launching of new and exciting products.
Relevant Degree in food science or similar with at least 1 years’ industry experience in a similar role (relevant placement experience would also be considered)
Paying up to £26000
Plus: Competitive Pension
Onsite free car parking, social committee events/discounts
Company staff shop (discounted products)
Free eye testing, dental treatment payments,
Service entitlement Vouchers.
Introduce a friend scheme
Reporting to the Development Manager
Key duties will include;
- Production of development samples that meet the requirements of the NPD brief and are technically and financially feasible.
- Provision of accurate and comprehensive project information
- Source new raw materials in line with Technical and Purchasing guidelines
- Working closely with Technical for the production of samples for shelf life and nutritional analyses.
- Co-ordination of factory trials.
- Support the on-site technical team in generating internal and external customer documentation.
- Support the team’s co-ordination and ownership of product launches.
- Support the Technologists management of Development projects.
- Understanding of full site product portfolio and operational processes.
- Support the presentation/demonstration of development samples to existing and potential customers to facilitate the development process.
- Maintain areas to acceptable standards of hygiene.
- The ability to communicate and present your ideas in a clear and positive approach
- You will be self-motivated with good time management skills
- Ability to work from recipe sheets to produce factory samples
- Awareness and understanding of factory equipment and processes
- Ability to work unsupervised in a factory environment, scaling up recipes and conducting trials
- Awareness of food quality standards
- Mathematical abilities esp. Percentages
- Driving licence would be advantageous
- Flexible approach to working hours
Applicants should hold health & safety, food safety and basic HACCP qualifications. The ideal candidate must be reliable, conscientious, possess a strong team ethic and have a positive attitude.