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Junior Product Technologist

Employer
Gü c/o Veritas Partners Limited
Location
Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Salary
Competitive with enhanced benefits package & 27 days holiday!
Closing date
20 Jun 2024

Job Details

There’s More to Gü
Great Place to Work award!

Our Purpose is the Create the Most Irresistible Treats. Our Mission is to take Gu to more people and places whilst reducing our impact on the planet.

We have & continue to grow significantly; we are the #1 brand in the UK and we’re also putting a lot into fulfilling our international growth agenda. In the UK over the last 5 years Gu has contributed 42% of the category growth and 2023 is set to deliver our fastest growth yet. Our Brand Plan will bring step change comms, bring first to market innovation and we will be listed in more places than ever before.

Our International growth is driven through more consumers buying our Brand in existing markets such as France & Germany. While we continue to unlock new markets with launches in both the US & Spain. Exciting opportunity to join this innovative food manufacturing business!

The role:

As a Junior Product Technologist, you'll play a vital role in our dynamic team, contributing to the product development lifecycle. Aligned with our company values, you are expected to evolve into a fully-fledged Product Technologist!
 

Your primary role is to serve as the bridge between the product development kitchen and the production line, ensuring a seamless transition for new products/ingredients from trial and testing stages to full production.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in the seamless transition of new products from trial to full production. Identify and recommend improvements during trial production runs. Participate in buying and trialling new processing equipment. Provide coordination for the implementation of new structures and processes. Build relationships with NPD, Production, and other stakeholders. Understand and flag potential problems in production processes. Develop schedules for product launches and coordinate production trials. Conduct ongoing investigations into production processes. Ensure accurate documentation of operating procedures and provide support during initial production. Thoroughly cost products after trials and be flexible in undertaking role-associated activities. Identify, design, embed and champion Continuous Improvement initiatives beyond New Product Development, ensuring a culture of ongoing enhancement and efficiency throughout the organisation.

Ideal Candidate:

  • Thrives in a collaborative environment, building strong relationships with teams and stakeholders. Analytical Problem Solver Energetic and Pioneering Communicates effectively with internal teams, demonstrating a considerate and collaborative approach Detail oriented and highly organised Flexible and Adaptable Innovative Problem Solver Customer focused

Experience:

  • Possession of a food-related degree or equivalent Experience in Product Development Relevant knowledge and experience in food manufacturing desirable Excellent communication skills Good IT skills and excellent attention to detail Capable of working independently and collaboratively Excellent organisational and project management skills Positive Attitude and Enthusiasm

If you wish to apply for this role, please click on the apply button with a copy of your up to date cv in word format.

Not right for you?  We’d still like to speak with you about other opportunities, so please do send an up to date copy of your CV in word format and we will call you. 

Company

The Company:

We are the original pud pioneers.

Since 2003, we've been filling homes with ramekins of restaurant-quality, wickedly indulgent desserts.

From Day One, our talented pâtisserie chefs have made every single pud in our very own kitchens, using only the most decadent ingredients, and now we have a range that includes Cheesecakes (some of which also come Free-from!), Hot Puds, Mousses and our new lower calorie Lights range, all of which come in our packaging which is fully recyclable, although we know most of you love to keep the ramekins and re-use them at home!

If you're ever wondering if a Salted Caramel Cheesecake is acceptable at 11 am; just know that somewhere, somebody is tucking into a Gü every single second ...

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