Food Technologist Placement Student

11 Mar 2019
08 Apr 2019
Ms Holly Healey
Other Business Sector

A fantastic opportunity has become available to join Greencore Atherstone as Concept Developer.  You will be working on a variety of Convenience, Travel and Coffee Shop accounts Waitrose account, taking part in developing the food to go range.  You will be in a team reporting to the Product Development Manager 

Main responsibilities

The role may include the following accountabilities while under supervision of the Product Development team 

  • Build a relationship with customer through relevant communication on product developments to ensure the critical path milestones are met 
  • Ensure that products meet agreed nutritional and organoleptic requirements for the customer and company 
  • Liaise with Account Managers to ensure that all products meet margin and contribution aspirations 
  • Present new products and upgrades to the Product Development Manager in a professional manner demonstrating your food and process knowledge and expertise 
  • Work alongside the Chef to translate recipes into viable commercial products
  • Source and verify the feasibility of new raw ingredients within Greencore specifications and approved suppliers 
  • Benchmark products regularly to gain awareness of the market for a competitive advantage 
  • Write cooking instructions in line with customer and safety requirements to meet external retailer best practice 
  • Contribute to idea generation within the team to maximise competitor advantage 
  • Works with manufacturing team to verify feasibility of products going into manufacturing environment
Ideal candidate
  • Working towards a Food Science, Food Nutrition or Food Technology degree or similar
  • A passion for food
  • Analytical and numerate
  • Good communication skills
About the company

Greencore Group plc is a fast growing, international convenience food leader. Headquartered in Ireland, Greencore has operations in the UK

It is a leading manufacturer of convenience food products to grocery retailers in the UK and a leading manufacturer of sandwiches, meals kits and salads 

Greencore has a proforma Group revenue of £2.3bn and operates out of 17 locations in the UK  and Ireland.

One of the Five Reasons for joining Greencore in this role is;


  • Our people are passionate about our business and we enjoy what they do. We are also committed to make our business and a supportive and diverse place to work.