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NPD Technologist

The People Co. / Develop Jobs
London or Reading
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Contract Type
Development, Graduate
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

NPD Technologist (Graduates accepted)

London or Reading



An excellent opportunity to work with a global organisation who seek creative and passionate Innovations Technologists who want to grow and develop a career with an established and successful organisation.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Work on Customer Briefs to develop recipes within the company and customer guidelines
  • Prepare samples in a hygienic and accurate manner
  • Prepare paperwork to accompany samples (Labels, Submission Sheets, Sample Advice Notes)
  • Work with Procurement and Technical Teams to assess new raw materials
  • Understand relevant factory processes and attend factory trials and product launches
  • Assist with shelf-life trials to set microbiological and organoleptic standards
  • Support with visits from customers

The Candidate:

  • You will have a degree within a food or science related sector 
  • You will be able to demonstrate your passion for the food industry either by previous full/part time roles or by what you like doing in your spare time
  • You will be creative and be inspired by new ideas or taste sensations within the food industry
  • You will be ambitious to do well and know what excellence looks like
  • Previous NPD experience through a year in industry or previous job role

In return:

  • You will be joining a highly reputable and global organisation
  • You will be guided and mentored in your field
  • You will deal with blue chip organisations
  • You will have the opportunity to work with/travel to/join other sites in the UK or abroad.



Development is critical to any business in the fast-paced world of food and consumer goods. Whether it’s new or existing product development, evolving processes or packaging, achieving the right blend of experience and fresh ideas is key. Our Develop division focuses on innovative roles which manage how a product tastes, looks, smells or functions - and how recipes are scaled up and products safely packaged. From packaging technologists to process managers and product development directors, our People can help.

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