Development Technologist

22000.00 - 24000.00 GBP Annual
24 Nov 2016
09 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Development Technologist

Location: Fraserburgh

My Clients is the leading UK fish and seafood processor providing frozen and chilled, branded and retailer branded fish, With a team of over 3,000 people across 11 sites in the UK.

Job Role:

The effective management of development projects, from concept approval through to factory launch. Working with cross functional teams to implement development plans to cost and timescale.

To ensure customer and site expectations are met, ensuring conformance in the terms of food quality, hygiene, safety, legality and quality.

Key Accountabilities:

* Plan and organise the delivery of products/projects to the quality and timescale agreed by the business and with the customers. Ensuring open and timely communication across the business through up-dates and meetings as required

* Ensure product/project documentation is accurate and up-to-date and in accordance with business procedures. As required product/project details are to be presented to site management and/or customers clearly and factually.

* Organise and conduct factory and pre-production trials in accordance with business procedure and as required by customers. Interface with customers will be mainly during such trials. Document all relevant information and produce trial reports. This work to be done in close conjunction with the Operational and Technical functions of the business.

* From trial work ensure all relevant testing is undertaken, as required by business procedures, including microbiological, nutritional, organoleptical, travel tests etc

* Ensure all paperwork is completed to enable artwork to be generated and specifications to be written including shelf life data, nutritional data, raw material specs, recipe and weight.

* Liaise with site Procurement and Management Accounts to ensure full knowledge of raw materials, ingredients and packaging are provided. Also provide Management Accounts details of yields and through-puts from factory trails.

* Prepare and send out, as required by the business, product samples. Ensuring all samples have the relevant paperwork (date code, cooking instructions).

* Keep abreast of food trends within the seafood and wider industry.

Skills and Experience:

* Minimum HND in a food related discipline
* Creative and innovative approach to problem solving
* Knowledge of production and technical processes
* Methodical hands on approach
* Commercially aware/astute
* Ability to interpret and evaluate numerical data
* Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to build relationships at all levels
* Proactive approach, ability to forward think, with good project and time management skills
* Driving license

Key Challenges:

Implement NPD that support growth and profitability.

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