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Junior Product Developer / NPD Assistant

b3 jobs
South London
£28,000 - £30,000
Closing date
9 Jun 2024

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Contract Type
Graduate, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Junior Product Developer / NPD Assistant

£28,000 to £30,000
South West London
Food Manufacturing
Job ref: 8653

The company

Proud of their innovation and drive for excellent quality products, they are leaders in providing consistency at all stages in the supply chain. The are known for high end raw materials and always striving for the very best of standards.

About the Junior Product Developer / NPD Assistant job

The purpose of your role will be to oversee products from concept to launch in line with an agreed customer brief and critical path and to develop products.

Key tasks

  • Be involved in NPD strategy and working with customer product briefs including presentations, participate in product tasting, check recipe accuracy, produce, and provide accurate supportive documentation.
  • Create a recipe management system for new raw materials, nutritional information, raising anomalies as well as working within the NPD critical paths to help ensure projects stay on track for launch.
  • Liaise closely with technical and commercial team to ensure all product development changes are reflected in key company processes.
  • Assist with comparative shopping for seasonal events by visiting stores, collating information from retailer’s websites and where necessary buying samples of new products.

About You

The ideal candidate will have a food development /technology or nutrition degree and will have some experience in product development or food technology, either through an industrial placement or since graduating. Unfortunately, the company are unable to accept applications from people requiring a visa or sponsorship.

  • A true passion for food and the industry and a strong understanding of consumer and market trends.
  • An appreciation of what is required to develop high quality retail products.
  • Excellent and efficient IT skills particularly Excel and Power point.
  • Confident written and verbal communication skills at all levels.
  • Takes initiative to see tasks through to completion with guidance from others.
  • Capability to work under pressure and be flexible.

More details

The Junior Product Developer / NPD Assistant job is based in South West London and is paying £28,000 to £30,000 per annum according to your experience.

The package includes 25 days holiday + bank holidays, pension.

The working hours are Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours a week, hybrid working available one day a week.

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,

Our core values are always:

  • to find the very best job for you - not us!
  • to give you friendly, ethical, honest and expert recruitment services
  • 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!

For a full up to date list of our jobs, visit

Food Industry Graduates

If you are graduating soon and looking for your first job in food manufacturing, have a look at our Graduate Resource Hub on the b3 jobs website.

Here you will find everything you need to get started on searching for a new position, from CV and cover letter writing tips, sample food industry job descriptions, informative and entertaining blog posts, useful links and even live graduate vacancies you can apply for.

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

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