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Applications Technologist

Dairygold Food Ingredients UK
Swillington, Leeds
Attractive basic salary, performance bonus and contributory pension scheme
Closing date
8 Nov 2021

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Contract Type
Development, Operations
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Are you our missing ingredient?

Applications Technologist

Swillington, Leeds

As the number one soft cheese ingredient solution provider to the UK’s major food manufacturers and food service customers we’ve achieved rapid growth over the last five years.  Driven by innovation and an ability to convert R&D concepts into award winning products, we have ambitious plans to further our growth into 2022 and beyond.  To compliment a £multi-million investment programme we now have a new opportunity for an Applications Technologist to support this growth within our functional soft and liquid cheese product range.   

  • You will be responsible for managing the formulation and creation of new products from concept stage through to pilot and factory trial in line with our R&D strategy.
  • Work with the site management team to develop our current recipes, ensuring plant efficiency whilst optimizing the product.
  • Oversee the samples process onsite ensuring that we proactively advise customers on product functionality to deliver on commercial opportunities.
  • Focusing on the development of products that meet customer’s flavour and functionality requirements.
  • Work with R&D and Operations to manage the handover procedure from R&D stage to full production and develop relevant SOPs for new products. 
  • And, as a business driven by innovation, you will work closely with R&D and Site to identify areas for improvement within the plant; validating equipment suitability, managing trials on new equipment and supporting launch of new products.

Educated in a relevant degree or by experience, you will understand dairy protein chemistry, functional ingredients and cultured/fermented milk products. Ideally you will already be working in food NPD or have experience from a relevant placement, building on your cheese composition knowledge and the practical stages of an NPD project. 

Whether you’re already working in NPD or you’re a graduate looking for that first opportunity, this is a fantastic role to catapult your career.Excellent training, newly built kitchen facilities, a growing, award winning business, servicing many premium high street brands what’s not to like?

The position offers an attractive basic salary, performance bonus and contributory pension scheme.If you are looking to excel your career in a market leading, innovation driven, commercially led business then look no further. To find out more and apply visit

Please note we are not accepting applications from agencies that have not been approached by ourselves directly. Any unsolicited CV's will be sent at the recruitment agency's own risk and will be interpreted as 'gifts' and we have no liability to you for any fee or otherwise. We reserve the right to engage with candidates directly having not, in any way, entered into your terms and conditions. By submitting an unsolicited CV to us, or to any member of our team, you accept these terms as the default position.



At Dairygold Food Ingredients we’re on a winning streak.  Driven by our passion for product quality and range, the UK team has scooped major international, American and British cheese awards over the years.

As the number one ingredient solutions supplier to the UK’s major food manufacturers, retailers and food service customers we’ve achieved rapid, double digit growth over the last five years and we have ambitious plans for this growth to continue.   We’ve invested significantly in our systems infrastructure and implemented Oracle ERP across the business.  Now we are investing in our people resources, ensuring we have the skills and experience to fully capitalise on the efficiencies Oracle can support.

New opportunities now exist for highly motivated, tenacious and target driven individuals.  You will see the challenges of embedding a new end to end system as the perfect platform to deliver efficiency improvements, drive cultural change in our ways of working, whilst maintaining high levels of customer satisfaction.

With just under 150 colleagues across both sites we are a fairly small but dynamic and successful employer. Achieving turnover of £90million has only been possible through teamwork, providing stretching personal objectives and providing colleagues with the accountability to make decisions and make things happen.

We offer competitive salaries and an excellent bonus scheme – GRID – which is payable annually on achievement of company financial targets and personal objectives.

Visit our website for more information on our company, our products and our career opportunities.

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