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NPD Assistant

b3 jobs
£24,000 - £26,000
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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Contract Type
Development, Graduate, Quality Assurance
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

NPD Assistant

£24,000 to £26,000 per annum
Food Manufacturing
Job ref: 8667

The company

You will be working for a market-leading manufacturer and supplier of innovative products. They are a well-established business that is committed to the very highest levels of quality, safety, and legality in food manufacturing.

About the NPD Assistant job

The purpose of your role will be to support Senior NPD in producing food samples and maintain contact with customers and suppliers in the process from start to finish.

Key tasks

  • Making product samples and tasting of product samples as well as sending produced samples to customers of suppliers for approval and prepare tasting panels for feedback, document accurate findings.
  • Requesting raw material samples and flavours appropriate to the requirements from suppliers and liaise with customers, suppliers, and couriers.
  • Request information for new raw materials and maintain the rotation of NPD lab raw materials as well as replenishment.
  • Always maintain cleanliness and organisation throughout the lab and office. Entering specifications accurately.
  • Cover senior NPD in their absence.

About You

The successful candidate could be a food science graduate looking for their first role or alternatively a person without a degree but has relevant industry experience.

More details

The NPD Assistant job is based in Essex and is paying £24,000 to £26,000 per annum according to your experience.

The package includes Company Pension, annual leave of 16 days, Christmas four day closure plus bank holidays.

The working hours are Monday to Friday, 08:30am-16:30pm.

Alternate job titles

Graduate Development Technologist | Product Development Assistant | Junior NPD Technologist | Food Product Developer | Food NPD Jobs | Food Science Graduate Jobs


Since 2000, b3 jobs has been helping to further 1000s of people’s careers within the food manufacturing industry, throughout the whole of the UK. As one of the leading specialist food manufacturing recruitment agencies, b3 jobs cover all disciplines both permanent and interim and from graduates to MD’s,

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  • to find the very best job for you - not us!
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  • to advise and not pressurise, so that you can make the right decisions for you

We genuinely strive to provide you with what you want – a job that not only offers the salary you’re after, but also the career progression and job satisfaction that makes going to work all the more worthwhile. Enough trumpet blowing though – visit our website to read just some of our happy previous candidate testimonials - we are more than happy to let our reputation precede us!

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

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