NPD/ Process Technologist

28 May 2021
24 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
My client, a market leader in their product are recruiting for a Senior process technologist for their team
Key Accountabilities
* To project manage new and existing product projects from customer approval stage: co-ordinating factory trials to full-scale launch, including dealing with customers on-site for Pre-pro launches.
* To make up concept ideas on bench scale with a full cost breakdown & considerations made to process/HACCP
* To ensure adequate records are maintained at all times, documenting the trial process from start to finish.
* To coordinate any process trials and investigations, which may arise due to the needs of the business.
* To gain in-depth knowledge of all products produced including all processes and machinery.
* Involved in new processes, ingredients, raw materials and packaging evaluations adhering to the HACCP principles.
* Conducting internal tastings and collating all tasting information.
* Responsible for organising Micro and Organoleptic shelf life trials, ensuring results are documented and correct storage is adhered to.
* Creating and updating when necessary QAS sheets for all new products.
* To attend and take part in product initial brainstorms & come up with ideas
* To attend customer reviews when required
* To manage all sample requests both internal and external
The role holder plans and organises their work both proactively and reactively.
Proactive planning would typically be over a number of weeks or months and would include planning trials and meetings associated with the development process
The role holder must also be able to react to work e.g. shelf life results and customer requirements such as product changes
a. Communicating with customers and all departmental colleagues in a timebound, friendly and helpful manner.
b. To be pro-active with regards to problem solving. Looking for solutions to new products that may be problematic when transferred from kitchen to factory.
c. Working closely with the Technical department ensuring all information is available to complete Product Specifications including HACCP's and QAS sheets in a timely manner in order to meet internal and customer expectations.
d. College HNC/HND or University Qualification in Food Science Desirable
e. Experience in a Technical capacity is also advantageous
f. Computer literate, especially Excel
g. A passion for food and ideally chilled
Salary according to experience