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Product Developer

Jarvis Johnson
£40k - £45k per annum
Closing date
8 May 2024

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Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Food Manufacturing

Product Developer

Oxfordshire / Hybrid

£40k - £45k per annum

•    Performance related bonus scheme
•    25 days holiday + bank holidays
•    Company pension
•    Personal Development and Training opportunities

Product Developer for Oxfordshire based ‘Free From’ Food Manufacturer, responsible for creating and enhancing our products, managing the process from concept to launch.  Hands on, site-based role with potential to work 1 day per week from home.

Reporting to the Managing Director, responsibilities for the role will include:
•    The ideation, formulation, and development of new products from concept to launch.
•    Continuously improving existing recipes and formulations 
•    Thorough testing and analysis of product prototypes to ensure they meet quality standards, regulatory requirements, and customer expectations.
•    Providing training to production staff to ensure successful scale-up and implementation of new products.
•    Working closely with artwork designers from ideation stage through to sign off.
•    Leading weekly NPD meetings/ weekly test panels

Essential / Desirable skills include:
•    Passion for food innovation and a commitment to creating delicious, high-quality products.
•    Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Culinary Arts, or related field 
•    Experience in new product development (preferable in a bakery environment).
•    Strong understanding of ingredients and recipe development
•    Proven track record of successfully launching new food products from concept to launch
•    Excellent project management skills with the ability to prioritise tasks, meet deadlines, and manage multiple projects simultaneously

The Company:
•    Committed to creating tasty and delicious food without compromise
•    Custom-build premises which uses 100% renewable energy
•    Experts in ‘Free From’ food

The hours for the role are Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm. The salary is £40k - £45k per annum.

Please respond ASAP quoting reference JJ-P4837 with an updated CV, current salary and availability information. 



Jarvis Johnson is a Specialist Recruitment and Interim Management Agency, set up by Technical Managers and “Placing Technical First” for the Food Manufacturing Industry.

We have a total database of over 6,500 candidates within our specialist areas of Technical, Quality and NPD, built up over the last 20 years.  

We identify candidates with specialist experience, seeking referrals from influential candidates within the market, combined with advertising on Food Industry specific and generalist job boards as well as searching external databases and our very wide LinkedIn Network.

We truly believe in building strong relationships with both our candidates and clients and we go the extra mile to find candidates who really fit in terms of experience, skills and personality/ culture fit.

If you’re an Interim Manager who wants to be notified on upcoming assignments or you are looking for a new permanent role and want to be kept updated on new vacancies then please email an updated CV together with location and remuneration details to 

If you are representing a Food Company and want to find out more about our Recruitment / Interim Management  services then please email  for a copy of our Terms of Business or call 01302 366967 to speak to our ex-Technical Manager Managing Director, Lisa Johnson


Company info
01302 366967
70-72 Nottingham Road
NG18 1BN
United Kingdom

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