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Senior NPD Technologist

Jarvis Johnson
Competitive Salary plus excellent benefits package
Closing date
22 Jun 2024

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Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Food Manufacturing

Senior Development Technologist




  • Up to a 10% annual bonus 
  • Life Assurance (3 x salary)
  • Employee Assistance Programme which includes a Remote GP service
  • 33 days Holiday including bank holidays
  • Purchase of additional holidays
  • Employee discount schemes and recognition awards
  • Personalised training and development 
  • Free car parking or a free staff transport service from a number of locations 

Our client, a multi-national Food Manufacturer is looking for a Senior Development Technologist to join its NPD Team based in Staffordshire.  The successful candidate will lead and develop new and modified products from concept to post-launch.

Reporting to the NPD Manager, responsibilities for the role will include:

  • Managing projects of product development from concept to post-launch
  • Leading the development for own-label and retailer products 
  • Organising food safaris and product showcases to bring new food trends and ideas to the wider team
  • Responsibility for organising trials, shelf-life, samples, and industrial validations
  • Confidently presenting to customers and other internal departments

Essential / Desirable skills include:

  • Ideally educated to degree level in a Food Science / Technology or a related discipline.
  • Experience working within a similar role with chilled / short shelf-life products 
  • Confident IT and communication skills
  • A passionate “foodie” with proven innovation and creativity in product development

The Company:

  • Multi-national organisation
  • One of the UK’s leading producers in its sector
  • Award-winning company with recognised achievements in sustainability, environment and ethics

The working hours for the role are Monday to Friday 8:30am – 5pm, with flexibility to meet the needs of the business. The salary is competitive plus an excellent benefits package. A driving licence is required to facilitate off site meetings and customer/supplier visits.

If you are interested, please respond AS SOON AS POSSIBLE quoting reference number JJ-P4844 with an updated CV, an indication of your current salary and your availability. 


Jarvis Johnson is a Specialist Recruitment and Interim Management Agency, set up by Technical Managers and “Placing Technical First” for the Food Manufacturing Industry.

We have a total database of over 6,500 candidates within our specialist areas of Technical, Quality and NPD, built up over the last 20 years.  

We identify candidates with specialist experience, seeking referrals from influential candidates within the market, combined with advertising on Food Industry specific and generalist job boards as well as searching external databases and our very wide LinkedIn Network.

We truly believe in building strong relationships with both our candidates and clients and we go the extra mile to find candidates who really fit in terms of experience, skills and personality/ culture fit.

If you’re an Interim Manager who wants to be notified on upcoming assignments or you are looking for a new permanent role and want to be kept updated on new vacancies then please email an updated CV together with location and remuneration details to 

If you are representing a Food Company and want to find out more about our Recruitment / Interim Management  services then please email  for a copy of our Terms of Business or call 01302 366967 to speak to our ex-Technical Manager Managing Director, Lisa Johnson


Company info
01302 366967
70-72 Nottingham Road
NG18 1BN
United Kingdom

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