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Senior Process Technologist

Circle Foods
Manchester, Greater Manchester
£Competitive + Benefits
Closing date
29 Dec 2023

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Contract Type
Development, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Senior Process Technologist 

Manchester area, UK

£ Competitive Salary + benefits 


Are you ready to lead the charge in shaping the future of food innovation? We're seeking a dynamic and seasoned professional to join our client, a leading food manufacturer, as a Senior Process Technologist. If you have a passion for transforming culinary concepts into reality, ensuring flawless execution from plant trials to product launches, and mentoring the next generation of talent, then this is the role you've been waiting for. Join them at the forefront of flavour and functionality, where your expertise in food science and technology will elevate their projects to new heights. Cook up success together – apply now and be the driving force behind the next big thing in the world of food manufacturing!


Your Role:

As Senior Process Technologist will play a key role in leading their food manufacturing team, taking ownership of projects handed over from the Concept Team. Collaborating with stakeholders, this role involves successfully scaling up recipes for plant trials, conducting trials, and ensuring a smooth handover to operations/technical teams for launch. The Senior Process Technologist will lead handover projects to operations, support pre-production runs, and mentor the Process Technologist and Technician.


Principle Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to the NPD Process Procedure and update process documents to best-in-class standards.
  • Adhere to project critical paths and track project margins for communication to the Process Manager.
  • Conduct micro-analysis, nutritional analysis, organoleptic assessments, heating/storage conditions, light exposure testing, and travel tests for product testing.


Conduct Factory Trials:

  • Organise kick-off and pre/post-trial meetings cross-functionally in the business.
  • Establish clear trial objectives and adhere to key quality attributes confirmed with customers.
  • Communicate project updates to the business.
  • Coordinate new raw materials, packaging, and machinery for trials.
  • Conduct a maximum of three trials per project unless pre-agreed with the Process Manager.
  • Collect data for internal specifications, Quality Contracts, and final costing.
  • Lead final gate meetings with the Process Technologist, presenting product and data information to the customer.
  • Attention to detail throughout whole process is key to success in role


Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • 5 years of experience in the food industry in a similar process/NPD role.
  • Basic understanding of processing machinery and methods within food manufacturing to successfully scale up
  • Degree in Food Science/Technology or a related subject (desirable)
  • Be a trouble-shooter
  • Experience in project management 
  • Excellent communication abilities
  • Capability to work collaboratively across cross-functional teams 


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Company info
01780 510 066
Circle Select
Park House
Lynch Wood Business Park
pe2 6fz
United Kingdom

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