NPD Technologist

CPA Recruitment
Closing date
20 Jul 2022

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Contract Type
Development, Graduate
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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NPD Technologist



Our client has an opening to recruit into their New Product Development team and would like to give the opportunity for a Junior New Product Development Assistant / Technologist to work in a small fast paced team to develop and learn. You will be an integral member of the NPD team to develop new products and provide support for Sales, Technical and Production departments during all stages of development from kitchen concept to launch.

Key Accountabilities

  • Maintenance of kitchen and work areas in a hygienic, tidy, and organised manner.
  • Day to day maintenance of NPD recipes and relevant administration of NPD paperwork, including updating recipes, supplier ingredient specifications – making sure all areas are up to date in a fast-moving environment.
  • Liaising with the team and the factory on daily requirements of Raw Materials and Ingredients for developing and updating new products to customer expectation.
  • Making new product concept samples for customer presentations, repeat samples for customer reviews and required samples for PR and Photography requests.
  • Assist the development of new product cooking instructions
  • Concept recipe development either to a brief or as ‘blue sky’ development.
  • Assistance with organisation of, and assistance with factory trials.
  • Co-ordination of nutritional and shelf-life samples from new or engineered recipe product trials.
  • Involvement in packaging development in line with product, customer, and production requirements.
  • Requesting raw material samples and flavours from suppliers.

Personal Profile

  • Hold a Food Science or Food Technology qualification
  • Experience of working within a New Product Development environment.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of a factory environment
  • Confidence to assist with or lead customer presentations
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced ever changing environment with a large range of customers.
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic, and quick to learn.
  • Able to multitask on a large variety of projects and priorities
  • Full driver’s license required
  • A passion for food with an open approach to innovation, processes, and concepts.

REF: FMW40534


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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