Our client is one of the UK’s most successful food groups producing delicious chilled products for a broad customer base. They are going through an exciting period of continual growth and are now looking to expand their horizons by developing their dedicated and dynamic teams with the addition of a Senior Development Technologist.
As an important member of this vibrant team you’ll be owning and managing NPD, EPD and value engineered projects for the site and customer base from initial ideation to process handover. You will be delivering innovative concepts for new and existing product ranges and working with a broad retail customer base to launch new products that are up to date with emerging trends and consumer expectations. As the first point of contact for your major accounts, you’ll be responsible for managing customer briefs and sourcing new ingredients. You will also be working with the Technical and Production teams to ensure products are high quality and factory friendly to guarantee successful launches. In this customer focused role you’ll also be liaising frequently with your accounts to keep them updated on key projects as supporting commercial by attending post launch reviews.
This is the perfect role for an innovations professional with a genuine passion for food. Previous NPD experience in a fast paced chilled food manufacturing environment where you have really honed your knowledge of retailer NPD processes is a must. A keen eye for emerging food trends is essential as well as a good understanding of the technical aspects of the product development process. You must have excellent communication and presentation skills coupled with the ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with key customers. You’ll also need exceptional attention to detail alongside great project management and organisation skills in order to achieve success in this dynamic and rewarding role.
If you’re a Senior Technologist looking to work with an amazing food business with real prospects where you can progress into NPD Management then apply now or call 0345 2600 737 or email email@example.com
Also, please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.