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Junior Food Developer

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£23,000 - £25,000
Closing date
27 May 2022

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Contract Type
Development, Graduate
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

Junior Food Developer

£23,000 - £25,000
6 Month Contract (Could become permanent)
Job ref: 8132

The company

You will be working with a leading international company that manufactures a comprehensive range of delicious products distributed to multiple food industry customers around the world.

About the Junior Food Developer job

The purpose of your role will be to support the product development team in developing new and innovative food products from new product briefs. You will also have the opportunity to take on some of your own less complex briefs.

Key tasks:

  • Ensure ingredients and calorie requirements of new products conform to customer and company standards and regulatory compliance for the appropriate countries.
  • Develop your knowledge and gain experience in how to complete product costings in PLM.
  • Work with product developers to learn the requirements for all NPD system information and paperwork including new product set-up documentation, new ingredient approval, validation etc.
  • With supervision from the Developers, source new ingredients as required for a new brief in conjunction with Lead Buyers.
  • Occasionally attend UK customer visits with the NPD and commercial team.
  • Under the supervision of a Developer or R&D Manager, work on less complex NPD projects to develop knowledge of the entire process from product brief to launch.
  • Prepare customer samples as detailed in the brief.
  • Ensure all product samples are legal and safe, shelf life tested and meet all brand standards required by the customer, internally or government bodies e.g. sodium, saturated fat, calorie reduction.

Skills & experience required for the Junior Food Developer job

  • Educated to a degree level in food science, food technology, nutrition, or related subject and/or previous food NPD experience (this could be from a university food industry placement).
  • Recipe formulation and functional ingredients knowledge is a great advantage.
  • A keen passion for food product development and an eagerness to learn and develop your NPD knowledge.

More details

The Junior Food Developer job is based in Worcestershire and is paying £23,000 - £25,000 according to your experience.

The role is initially a 6 month contract, however there is a possibility for the role to become permanent for the right candidate.

How to apply

To be considered for the Junior Developer job, please click the Apply button.

After you have submitted your CV, we will aim to contact you in 1-2 business days on the assumption that your skills and experience match the job requirements.

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Alternate job titles

Graduate NPD Technologist | NPD Assistant | New Product Development Technologist | NPD Technician | Food Product Developer | Food Product Development | Food Science Jobs | Food Manufacturing Jobs | Food NPD Jobs


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