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Product Developer - Hybrid

b3 jobs
Bournemouth, Dorset
£35,000 - £42,000
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

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Contract Type
Quality Assurance, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Product Developer (hybrid)

£35,000 - £42,000
‎South Coast
‎Food Manufacturing
‎Job ref: 8590

The company

This manufacturer pride themselves on developing only the best of organic products with an exemplary focus on climate-friendly farming, our environment and how the impact of the manufacturing process has a planetary impact.

About the Product Developer job

The purpose of your role will be to develop innovation and renovation projects for a particular category ensuring they are delivered on time and to strategy.

Key tasks

-Investigate feasibility of food ideas and actively participate in the creation of food briefs with marketing and other stakeholders.

-Develop and deliver tasty and nutritious foods that meet consumer, brand and business needs whilst ensuring standards are met in line with internal policies and regulatory requirements.

-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.

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

-Presenting products to key stakeholders.

About You

You will be degree qualified within Food Science / Technology or related subject and have at least 4 years’ experience within a similar role. In addition, you will:

-Be self-motivated with drive and discipline, always prepared to go the extra mile.

-Possess great knowledge of food production and processing.

-Be resourceful and able to multitask.

-Be a team player, collaborative, trusted by peers and approachable.

-Experience working across a wide variety of foods and processing technologies plus experience working with external partners – third party manufacturers would be desirable.

More details

The Product Developer job is based on the South Coast and is paying £35,000 - £42,000 according to your experience.

The working hours are full-time flexi hours, but 2 days are required in the office and you need to be happy to travel abroad.

Alternate job titles

New Product Development Technologist | NPD Technologist | Food Technologist | NPD Technician | Product Development Technician | NPD Assistant | Food Product Development Jobs



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Company info
01435 866000
Heffle Buildings
33a High Street
East Sussex
TN21 8HU

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