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Product Launch Technologist (FTC)

Employer
Blue Spark
Location
Surrey
Salary
£Negotiable
Closing date
13 May 2024

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Contract Type
Interim
Function
Other Job Function, Production, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

The Company

This well beloved, household brand creates delicious bakery products that continue to dominate and delight in their category. Eager to continue to innovate and excite with their products, they are now seeking a passionate Product Launch Technologist, who can bring bakery expertise, manufacturing and production know-how to the table on a 14-month fixed term contract.

Please note a UK driving license is essential due to the location, travel to the companies additional site will also be required.

 

The Role

Reporting into the Head of Food, this role is a hands on and solution driven position where you will be ensuring creative concepts are taken through to a successful launch. You’ll spend your time familiarising yourself with new and exciting concepts, whilst figuring out how this can be translated into viable products that consumers will love. This will mean leading and delivering the implementation of products into the manufacturing site.

A cross functional role, you’ll liaise with the likes of Innovation, Manufacturing, Compliance and Production teams to align expectations and communicate process procedures so that everyone is in the know and on the same page. You will also implement these new processes and consider new technologies that will ensure manufacturing operation teams can tangibly create the products, without comprising on quality, volume, or taste.

Additionally, you’ll work closely with the rest of the NPD team to ensure new concepts are cost effective and commercially viable, meaning you need a firm grasp of ingredient usage, and factory capabilities. Where there are gaps or issues, you will have the confidence to suggest and input solutions that will lead to product success across the board.

 

The Person

We are looking for candidates with a Food Technology degree or related qualification, along with extensive manufacturing experience within the bakery category. A thorough understanding of the NPD process and prior experience of taking a product through to launch is also key to succeed in this role.

You’ll need an extensive knowledge of the product lifecycle and key project milestones, in order to train and communicate product needs and production possibilities across the business. Strong communication and presentation skills are also vital as you’ll be liaising with key stakeholders on a regular basis. Experience in the operational side of things will allow you hit the ground running and truly flourish in this exciting role.

Does this sound like your next step up where you can demonstrate your natural flair for NPD with a leading brand? Then apply now or give us a call on 0345 2600 737 for more information!

 

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Due to the large number of applications our opportunities attract, it sometimes takes us time to thoroughly review and consider them all. We endeavour to respond to every application within 5 working days, however if you have not heard from us within this timeframe, we are sorry to say your application for the role has not been successful. To support you in showcasing your best self, we make sure that any necessary accommodations, whether physical or non-physical, are provided to assist you throughout the job application and interview process.

Also, please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.

Company

Blue Spark is a boutique recruitment consultancy for the Food and Drinks industry, satisfying a growing appetite for intelligent and ethical recruitment.

Working entirely free of commission, we source high calibre candidates for some of the most exciting organisations in the field.

Our friendly and creative consultants seek the perfect match with every appointment – be it graduate or director level, permanent or interim.

Established by Food professionals in 2006, our vast experience and intuitive grasp of market trends has earned us the superb reputation we enjoy today.

With a particular commitment to openness and innovation, Blue Spark offers a truly comprehensive range of recruitment solutions across all sectors of the Food and Drinks industry.

These include:

• Search and Selection

• Advertised Search

• Executive Search

• Database Search

• Proactive Candidate Generation

So whether you're seeking that dream job in Food and Drink, or the perfect people for your growing business, Blue Spark can deliver.

Company info
Website
Telephone
0345 2600 737
Location
34 - 36 The Broadway
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 3AL
GB

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