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Process Development Technologist

Jarvis Johnson
London (Greater)
up to £28k per annum
Closing date
6 Aug 2022

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Contract Type
Development, Graduate, Other Job Function, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Our Client, a fast paced, high volume manufacturer of chilled foods for the major retailers, is looking for a Process Development Technologist for their site based in Kent / Greater London. This role is to assist in the development of new, profitable and deliverable product concepts and to provide process and technical support in product development. This will include successful transfer from kitchen to factory launch, meeting the customer requirements for shelf life, commercial targets, consistency and organoleptic characteristics.

Reporting to the Process Development Manager, key accountabilities for the role are: 
•    Organising factory / pre-launch and shelf-life trials as required
•    Ensuring product & recipe manual is maintained and kept up to date at all times with all necessary sign offs
•    Ensuring that products meet the correct customer criteria and that all relevant departments have the necessary information to complete the customer requirements for launch critical path 
•    Undertaking traceability exercises as requested
•    Generating Quality Attribute Information for all new products 
•    Organising factory samples as appropriate for each stage in the critical path
•    Collating information from all practical work & interpret and feeding back any relevant results to the Concept Development Technologist for possible product amendment or discussion with the customer
•    Assisting & supporting the Process Development Manager as appropriate with customer presentations and panels
•    Providing a tangible input into the ongoing improvement of product quality of existing dishes as part of the development team 
•    Providing input with technical / operations after product launch to ascertain if any further improvements can be made

Essential skills and experience include:
•    Ideally educated to Degree level, you will either be a proven Process Development Technologist or have worked in a relevant role ready to step up 
•    A background in meat processing and / or short shelf-life chilled foods is desirable but other complex food product backgrounds will be considered 
•    Confident in your approach, you will have great interpersonal skills and will be able to develop good working relationships with colleagues and customers at all levels
•    This role requires strong communication across the business and is a key contact between several departments 
•    Exceptional project management skills and a demonstrable track record in delivering projects on time and meeting customer expectations

The Company:
•    A well-established multi-site chilled food manufacturer
•    Modern and well invested sites
•    Supplying major retailers across the UK

The working hours for this role are Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm, with some flexibility required. Salary of up to £28k. 
If you are interested in applying for this Process Development Technologist role please apply AS SOON AS POSSIBLE quoting reference number JJ-P4647 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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