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NPD Technologist

Jarvis Johnson
£24k - £27k per annum
Closing date
30 Jul 2022

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Contract Type
Development, Graduate, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

Our client, a sector-leading multi-site food manufacturer is looking for an NPD Technologist for their site based in Norfolk.  This is an opportunity for a Junior New Product Development Technologist to work in a small fast paced team to develop and learn. The successful candidate will be an integral part of the NPD Team, developing new products and providing support for Sales, Technical and Production departments during all stages of development from kitchen concept to launch.



Reporting to the NPD Manager, responsibilities for the NPD Technologist will include:

  • Maintenance of the 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 recipe and supplier ingredient specifications
  • 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
  • Assisting with the development of new product cooking instructions
  • Concept recipe development either to a brief or as ‘blue sky’ development
  • Organising and assisting with factory trials
  • Co-ordinating 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



Essential / Desirable skills include:

  • Ideally will 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
  • A passion for food with an open approach to innovation, processes, and concepts – must love to cook!
  • Polite, professional, self-motivated, personable & effective communicator at all levels
  • Good organisation skills
  • Team player
  • PC Literate with knowledge of Excel, Power point etc



The Company:

  • Long- established organisation Market leader in their sector Offers competitive salaries and benefits and supports ongoing training opportunities. New, purpose-built development facilities Would suit a fun and easy-going personality!


The working hours for the NPD Technologist are 8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday – Friday.  The salary for the role is £24k - £27k per annum dependent on experience. A full driver’s licence and use of own vehicle is required as the site is difficult to access with public transport and there may be an occasional requirement to visit other sites or customers/suppliers.


If you are interested, please respond AS SOON AS POSSIBLE quoting reference number JJ-P4657 with an updated CV, an indication of your current salary and your availability.


Jarvis Johnson is a Specialist Recruitment and Interim Management Agency, set up by Technical Managers and “Placing Technical First” for the Food Manufacturing Industry.

We have a total database of over 6,500 candidates within our specialist areas of Technical, Quality and NPD, built up over the last 20 years.  

We identify candidates with specialist experience, seeking referrals from influential candidates within the market, combined with advertising on Food Industry specific and generalist job boards as well as searching external databases and our very wide LinkedIn Network.

We truly believe in building strong relationships with both our candidates and clients and we go the extra mile to find candidates who really fit in terms of experience, skills and personality/ culture fit.

If you’re an Interim Manager who wants to be notified on upcoming assignments or you are looking for a new permanent role and want to be kept updated on new vacancies then please email an updated CV together with location and remuneration details to 

If you are representing a Food Company and want to find out more about our Recruitment / Interim Management  services then please email  for a copy of our Terms of Business or call 01302 366967 to speak to our ex-Technical Manager Managing Director, Lisa Johnson


Find Us
01302 366967
70-72 Nottingham Road
NG18 1BN
United Kingdom
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