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NPD Technologist

CPA Recruitment
£35,000 to £40,000
Closing date
6 Feb 2022

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Food Manufacturing
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NPD Technologist

A vacancy has arisen for a chilled and frozen food manufacturer, operating from a purpose built BRC AA grade factory. They service all of the major retailers with delicious, nutritious and easy food that’s also free-from and vegan. 
With ambitious plans for growth, the team have a down to earth approach with a genuine desire to deliver results in this exciting sector and fast paced business. With an entrepreneurial culture, everyone has a real impact on the success of the business and close teamwork with open communication is key. 

In this role, you’ll be responsible for NPD and EPD projects, this is a varied role working on recipe development and reformulations through to factory trials, validation testing and sensory evaluation. You'll be managing your own projects, engaging with suppliers and stakeholders across the business to take products from concept through to successful launch.

Key Accountabilities

•    Manage the NPD projects from concept through to successful launch 
•    Research new trends
•    Create and develop recipes in the development kitchen
•    Source new ingredients and packaging from both existing and new suppliers
•    Work closely with the commercial team in the development of innovative products
•    Managing factory trials where necessary
•    NPD administration that includes, recipe creation and sign off and ensuring that NPD pathway documentation is kept up to date

Person Profile

•    Previous experience working in a development role as a Development Chef or Product Developer within food manufacturing
•    A food science degree or relevant qualifications
•    This is a hands-on role; therefore you will be happy working in both a development and production environment, have a good awareness of food trends 
•    A can-do attitude with energy and passion for your work; great at building positive relationships with colleagues and suppliers
•    Excellent organisational and communication skills
•    Strong understanding of Excel, Word and Powerpoint

Ref: FMW 40186


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.

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020 8203 1000
Eclipse House
20 Sandown Road
WD24 7AE
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