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Product Developer

Magenta International
Christchurch, Dorset
£42000 per annum
Closing date
1 Jan 2024

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Contract Type
Development, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

This is your chance to shine and using your development skills, deliver tasty and nutritious foods that give the consumer and brand the high quality product this BCorp business are known for.

So if you’re passionate about Product Development and keen to join an industry leader read on!

The Package…

Salary £38,000 to £42,000 per annum

Additional benefits: - Private Health, Competitive Pension, Wellbeing program, team lunches, Summer & Winter social events.

Hybrid working available.

Flexible working hours.

Your role….

Investigate feasibility of the food ideas.  

Active participation/ creation of food briefs with marketing and other stakeholders

Ensure standards are met in line with internal policies and regulatory requirements.

Shelf life requirements – ensuring shelf life of the safety of your own food projects

Industrialisation, ensuring with supply partners and other functions that new products are scaled up and implemented in line with briefs. 

Attend factory trials and launches taking responsibility for delivery of the foods.

Contribute to problem resolution and continuous improvement with the finished goods supplier and other functions of new foods

Testing and evaluating alternative raw materials with suppliers to assure contingency / cost saving.

Presenting products to key stakeholders

Ensure that all of the business’s foods are safe and produced to the specified quality

Manage Development Project budgets 

Work with Quality to keep informed about specification changes of existing products

Contribute food ideas to fill the longer term plan by understanding the capabilities of suppliers in your category 

Attend Food shows/ innovation/ ideation conferences

Investigate new raw material suppliers 

Ensure that all of the businesses foods are safe, authentic, legal and produced to the specified quality 

About you….

4- 6 years exp working as a Product Development Technologist in a similar FMCG/Food role.

Food science / Technology Degree/ qualification  

Experience developing successful new and existing foods from concept to launch through stage gate process

Great knowledge of recipe development, food production and processing

Project management experience

Knowledge on nutrition

IT competency

Effective communication skills - both written and verbal

Collaborative team player, able to build and manage relationships with multiple stakeholders


Magenta International Ltd offers a complete recruitment service into the Technical, Operational and Commercial sectors of Food and Beverage Manufacturing industry throughout the UK.

We supply across all levels, both on a staff and interim/contract basis into the following disciplines:

  • Technical, Quality Assurance & Quality Control
  • Product & Process Development
  • Production, Operations & Planning
  • Food Safety & Law
  • Engineering & Maintenance
  • Hygiene, Health & Safety & Environmental
  • Warehouse, Logistics & Supply Chain
  • Laboratory / Microbiology 
  • Sales, Marketing, Business Development & Procurement
  • HR & Finance
Company info
020 8547 3399
2 Ram Passage
Kingston upon Thames

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