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NPD Technologist

Yorkshire and the Humber
Up to 35k
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Contract Type
Development, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

About the role:

To support the NPD Manager in the management and day to day running of the NPD team and the creation of exciting new products for our customers.

 In brief, some of the duties will include:

Be an ambassador for the gated NPD process and support the NPD team with the administrative aspects of the stage and gate as well as with NPD and feasibility meetings.

Work with the chefs to create best in class products for our customers. This includes support with nutritional's, claims, customer policy compliance etc.

Be a key part of the customer facing team, supporting the NPD Manager with communication and support, ensuring our customers are always fully informed and up to date on live projects.

Ensuring the correct documentation is available for customer submissions.

Keep up to date with the latest food trends and new openings so that you can talk passionately about the industry.

Develop internal and external relationships across all functions and customers to aid the successful delivery of new products and innovation.

Support the process team in the trialling and launching of new products to ensure successful scale up in the factory and grow your operational knowledge.

Continue to support the operations and QA team to ensure that the products we manufacture are the quality and standard that our customers expect.

Assist the NPD Manager in driving a food agenda within the business and promoting our food values both internally and externally.

Input recipes accurately on to the development system and ensure new raw materials are sourced in a timely manner to support the costing process.

 Those wishing to apply must possess the following:

Good understanding of manufacturing processes
Passion for food is essential
Commercial understanding
IT skills—Excel, PowerPoint and Word as well as internal systems
Strong interpersonal skills
Proven track record of product launches and strategic growth
Knowledge of nutrition and calculation of nutritional information
Customer facing experience ideally within major retailers



Established in 2002.

Food Manufacturing Recruitment.

Permanent, Contract & Interim.

Graduate entry to Director level.

New Product and Process Development
Development Chefs
Specifications / Regulatory
Scientific / Laboratory
Supply Chain / Planning
Health & Safety
Human Resources

If you require any further information, contact Simon Garner on:

01377 254230 direct dial

07961 044961 mobile

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