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NPD Technologist

CPA Recruitment
Closing date
26 May 2022

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Food Manufacturing
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Development Technologist
Devon  £Attractive

Working for one of the leading food producers within the UK, our client manufactures a range of produces including many well-known branded products. You will be based at their desserts site.

Key Accountabilities 
•    Lead development projects for both internal and external customers.
•    Develop products from initial brief to launch in compliance with the R&D process, in line with the Stage/Gate process, and company’s policies.
•    Deliver improvement projects as briefed, and proactively come up with ideas for improvements.
•    Source, co-ordinate and maintain adequate supplies of raw materials, ingredients and key equipment as required.
•    Ensure appropriate storage of finished products and accessibility of samples for sensory research, marketing/approval meetings, and sales force.
•    Instigate collaborative relationships with suppliers and other stakeholders to optimise resources and facilitate the implementation of innovative solutions.
•    Provide ingredient information and technical data for specifications, costings, labels as required.
•    Operate Pilot Plant equipment as and when required.
•    Ensure all samples for shelf-life evaluations are stored correctly, available for examination at key stages, and results are documented.

Person Profile
•    Degree in food science or technology or related subject
•    Experience of working within an R&D environment
•    Passion for food
•    Experience/knowledge of Thermal Processing.
•    Good inter-personal skills and a proven ability to work effectively in a dynamic cross functional environment.
•    Innovative, creative, with a proactive outlook.
•    Problem solving, and critical thinking skills.
•    Prepared to be flexible in role depending on situation. Leader or team member.
•    Effective communicator at all levels.
To apply, please send your updated CV in Word format to quoting reference FMW40457. Please detail your salary details, along with your right to work in the UK.


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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