NPD Assistant

CPA Recruitment
West London
Up to £25K
Closing date
4 Sep 2022

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Contract Type
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

Supplying multiple retailers, as well as further food manufacturers, our client is a fast-growing snack foods and ingredients business, enjoying an outstanding reputation for quality and innovation.  As part of their growth, they are looking for a bright enthusiastic graduate who wants a career in NPD. 

Key Accountabilities 

Follow the NPD delivery process from concept to launch ensuring that all steps are completed and accurately documented

Formulate innovative product concepts in line with internal or customer briefs

Understand product portfolio and operational processes

Prepare / co-ordinate product samples

Maintain a clean, well-stocked and organised NPD kitchen

Documentation completion, including specifications, recipes, standard operating procedures and questionnaires

Build and maintain a network of contacts and good relationships with suppliers. Utilise these resources and expertise to supplement and optimise product development.

Communicate with customers regarding projects and ensure that projects are seen through to completion

Proactively seek out NPD opportunities and ideas that will enhance business performance and complement customer strategies

Conduct internal and external taste panels as part of the research and development process

Continually review the market. Benchmark products to ensure the offering remains current, competitive and of high quality

Maintain awareness of new, innovative ingredients, raw materials, suppliers and relevant market trends to enable the development of 'first to market' products

Contribute to continuous improvement by putting forward ideas that might improve quality, efficiency and profitability of the business as a whole

Maintain Food Safety and Health & Safety Standards


Personal Profile

This role is ideal for a recent graduate who is looking for their first NPD job or an experienced Chef with a food science background who is looking to work in food manufacturing.

• Previous food NPD experience would be a benefit, a university placement for example

• Food product experience within ingredients, snacks or similar would also be an advantage.

• Highly organised, have good IT skills plus excellent attention to detail.

• A passion for food, consumer trends and cooking is essential!

• This is a Monday to Friday role based in West London

• You will need to provide proof that you are currently eligible to work in the UK


Ref Code: FMW40654
To apply, please e-mail in strict confidence, with a comprehensive CV, including salary details, quoting the above reference and for the attention Lisa Fox.

Due to a high volume of responses, we cannot reply to each application individually. If you have not had a response within one week, we are sorry to say your application has not been successful on this occasion.


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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