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Senior NPD Technologist

£30000 -£36500 per annum
Closing date
9 Aug 2024

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Food Manufacturing

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Senior NPD Technologist / Food Manufacturing / Staffordshire

£30000 -£36500  + competitive package

We have an exciting opportunity for a real foodie and Senior NPD Technologist to join the team. As a key member of the NPD team, you will lead the development of new and modified products for branded and own label for their largest customer.

The business has 3 UK food manufacturing factories and has operations across 18 regions, with 280 farming outlets and 5 different divisions, including Beverage, Dairy, Meat, Fresh Produce, and Agricultural operations.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Manage projects of product development, following the established procedure within deadlines and the launch plan as defined by key stakeholders or the customer.
  • Organise trials, shelf life studies, samples, and industrial validations for all Florette projects.
  • Liaise with all factory departments for the development of new products from feasibility to launch.
  • Manage new product development for the brand following briefs from the marketing department.
  • Lead the development for own label products for ongoing category reviews and summer launches as well as current product changes as required.
  • Organise food safaris and product showcases to bring new food trends and ideas to the wider team.
  • Input into sell-in presentations, increasing the level of product and leaf knowledge available to retail customers.
  • Provide all relevant departments with information to create quality and technical documents regarding the launch of products in the factory.
  • Research new ideas and trends and communicate those ideas to Category, Marketing, Commercial, and NPD colleagues.
  • Monitor products after launching following the post-launch review procedure.
  • Report on project progress to Head of NPD.

Skills and Experience Required:


  • Ideally educated to degree level in Food Science/Technology or a related discipline.
  • Minimum of 4 years' experience working within an NPD department with experience in the development of chilled/short shelf life products, shelf life analysis, product sampling, factory trials, and product costings.
  • Experience leading new product development projects, developing products from concept to launch.
  • Good IT and communication skills.

What You Will Get In Return:


  • A competitive salary commensurate with your experience.
  • Inclusion in our annual bonus scheme.
  • Life Assurance
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme, p
  • A flexible & competitive annual leave entitlement that increases with service and offers an option to purchase additional holiday.
  • Personalised training and development.
  • Employee discount and salary finance schemes.

How to Apply


  • If this sounds like you, please apply via the link. Alternatively, for a confidential chat about this exciting role, please contact Luan on 01780 480530 or


MorePeople are a specialist recruitment business for the food, fresh produce, horticulture and agriculture industries. Founded in 2000 by two passionate foodies with vast experience in the industry, we’re a growing team comprising of a mixture of ex-industry professionals and professional recruiters passionate about the sector.

Offering a functional approach to recruitment, we have dedicated expert teams to assist in all roles across a business;

  • Commercial  
  • NPD
  • Operations
  • Technical
  • Growing
  • Agronomy
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • HR, Admin & IT
  • Rural Surveyors, Land Agents & Estate Managers

The team are committed to offering the best recruitment service for all professional roles within the sectors in which we operate.

Find out more on our website at or call us on 01780 480530.


Company info
01780 480530
Cherryholt House
Cherryholt Road

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