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NPD Technologist

Circle Foods
Wolverhampton, West Midlands
£ Competitive basic + up to 6% pension, 2 x Life Assurance, optional Private Healthcare & more
Closing date
6 Jan 2024

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Food Manufacturing

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NPD Technologist

Leading Chilled Food Manufacturer 

Wolverhampton, UK


Our client is a dynamic force in the food industry, committed to pushing boundaries and creating innovative solutions. As an NPD Technologist, you will play a pivotal role in their exciting journey of bringing cutting-edge products to market.


What will you be doing?

As an NPD Technologist, you will collaborate closely with the NPD Manager, contributing to the development and successful delivery of New Product Development initiatives within your business unit. Your role will involve navigating a dynamic environment, working with cross-functional teams, and ensuring that our products not only meet but exceed market expectations.


What will you be responsible for?

  • Concept to launch (concept bias preferrable).
  • Customer facing: Directly working with the leading UK retailers.
  • Support NPD Manager: Assist in delivering NPD initiatives within specified deadlines.
  • Category and Market Knowledge: Stay informed about retail and food service markets, conduct benchmarking sessions, and analyse competitor products.
  • NPD Programme/Project Management: Independent and team development of products to customer briefs, collaborate with suppliers, utilise Point 74 Recipe Professor system, and ensure compliance with NPD Procedures.
  • Deliver Launch Programme: Coordinate production trials, manage shelf-life assessments, ensure compliance with quality parameters, and validate product costing.


What knowledge and experience do you need?

  • Essential: Experience in developing and launching chilled products in retail and food service, FMCG product development experience, and understanding of food ingredient characteristics.
  • Essential: Strong concept technologist with min. 2 years’ experience in food manufacturing
  • Desirable: Qualification in Food Sciences, chilled product development experience, and knowledge of food labelling and regulatory requirements.
  • Uphold company Vision and Values.
  • Identify and address training needs for subordinate staff.


What’s on offer?

  • Competitive basic salary
  • Up to 6% matched pension
  • 31 days annual leave – up to 33 after the first year
  • Optional Private Medical Health Care (individual/dual)
  • 2 X Life Assurance
  • 16 weeks sick pay from day 1
  • Staff discounts & additional benefits programme (medical, legal, health etc.)


Join a forward-thinking company where innovation is not just a goal but a way of life. Be part of a team that values your skills and encourages your professional growth. If you are passionate about creating culinary masterpieces and driving positive change in the food industry, we want to hear from you!


Did you know that food manufacturers only retain their leaders for an average of 16 months?

Circle Foods represents a new generation of Talent Partner; one which understands the impact of skill shortages, automation and evolving food trends on the industry.

With the help of our products, we find and retain individuals who can Food & Drinks Manufacturers through economic, retailer, social and technological change, and sharpen the competitive edge they need to thrive.

We draw on decades of industry wisdom and connections to place the top 1% of talent. People we know you’ll share instant chemistry with.

Contact our expansive team of talent experts on 01780510066 to discuss further.

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

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