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Development Technologist

CPA Recruitment
South Yorkshire
£Attractive plus package
Closing date
18 Nov 2021

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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The Company.

Working for one of the leading food producers within the UK, our client manufactures a range of produces including many well-known branded products.

The Role.

The successful candidate will be responsible for scientific evaluation and implementation of ingredient, process and technology to deliver improved nutritional profile of existing product portfolio and for future innovation. This will involve translating scientific knowledge of ingredient functionality and recipe formulation to gain competitive business advantage i.e. nutrition, cost, healthier innovation

The Key Accountabilities.

  • Hands-on product development with laboratory/kitchen or pilot plant equipment/ process.
  • To identify and evaluate ingredient, process and technology to improve nutritional profile of existing product portfolio, innovation for Healthier/BFY New ranges and cleaner label.
  • Identify solutions to remove/replace current non-desirable and at risk ingredients
  • Identify and support cost savings initiatives.
  • Implement analytical product characterisation and experimental design: interpret and report data to achieve informed conclusions.
  • Understand relationship between recipe and key process parameters to deliver intentional differentiation and product consistency.
  • Lead factory trials with operations, process and site technical teams at relevant sites. Liaise with all site functions to progress projects.
  • Progress all aspects of document control and process relating to project.
  • Maintain contact with internal/external functions and experts to drive innovation

The Person.

  • Essential) BSc Food Science/Technology or related degree.
  • Basic Food Hygiene (Essential) HNC Food Science/Technology, BTEC Food Science
  • (Desirable) MSc Food Science/Technology or related degree
  • Innovative and creative, with the ability to work in both test bakery/pilot plant and full-scale production environments.
  • You are resilient, flexible, organised and tenacious – relish a challenge and always seeking a solution.
  • Great at managing priorities and time, problem solving and working under pressure.
  • Be ambitious and self-motivated.
  • Have a analytical approach to work.
  • Enjoy working alone and within team.
  • Great communication skills.
  • Be able to work across levels with confidence and authority.

To apply, please e-mail in strict confidence, with your CV, including salary details, quoting the above reference and for the attention of James Constable to

Due to a high volume of responses, we cannot reply to each application individually. If you have not had a response within one week, we are sorry to say your application has not been successful on this occasion.


International specialists in the provision of practical recruitment and resourcing solutions, across every sector of the food and drink industry, CPA Recruitment is a name synonymous with quality and service, as well as being a business that’s justifiably proud of its well earned reputation.

Offering a global capability, we’re able to draw on an unrivalled wealth of in-house expertise and are clearly acknowledged as one of the market leaders in our field.

Highly respected in the food & drink industry, we are dedicated to building partnerships in business, with both clients and candidates that bring, mutual benefits to all parties, on a long term basis.

With twenty year’s experience, we have grown a talented team of consultants, whose knowledge and experience and expertise of the food and drink recruitment market guarantees that success will be at your disposal to achieve your recruitment objective.

We are renowned for providing bespoke solutions, with in-built flexibility and have a long and successful history of handling both UK and overseas assignments, at all levels, on behalf of a loyal and growing client base – ranging from global blue-chip organisations to independent enterprises.

Find Us
020 8203 1000
Eclipse House
20 Sandown Road
WD24 7AE
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