Senior NPD Technologist

Recruiter
Confidential
Location
Grimsby
Salary
30000.00 - 35000.00 GBP Annual
Posted
06 Jan 2022
Closes
15 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Prestige Recruitment Specialists are currently looking for two Senior NPD technologists to work within the Grimsby area.
This is a full time permanent position 40 hours per week. Salary up to GBP35,000 per annum.
Free on site parking.
Job spec:-
Key Responsibilities:
• Recipe development.
• Sourcing new raw materials / identifying new suppliers / obtaining costs/specifications.
• Sample preparation / distribution to customers.
• Conducting NPD trials (including preparation and reporting).
• Organising nutritional analysis.
• Organising, conducting, and reporting on competitor benchmarking sessions.
• Completing specifications and sample submission forms.
• Reviewing and approving artwork.
• Keeping up to date with the latest food trends.
• Deputise for Head of NPD Manager as required.
• Development and delivery of new product ideas.
• Identifying potential for market growth.
• Responsible for specific customer accounts and the management and delivery of concepts and recipes.
• Responsibility of projects from concept through to launch.
• Developing products with an awareness of current food and consumer trends.
• Working cross functionally to ensure all concepts are costed correctly prior to customer presentations.
• Ensure the NPD process is followed.
• Ensure all development paperwork is completed and up to date.
• Progressing multiple projects through the NPD system from brief to launch, including keeping key personnel aware of any updates.
• Working closely with the commercial teams to ensure product briefs are understood and NPD is fit for purpose.
• Managing the critical path and development process for projects.
• Arranging and conducting factory trials and first production runs with the Production team.
• Participating in the completion of QAS standards for NPD products
Skills
• Experience in a similar role is essential.
• Creative thinker and innovative problem solver.
• Able to manage workloads, be flexible and cope with demand to achieve deadlines.
• Good communicator to all levels.
• Passion for food, ingredients and new ideas.
• Flexibility towards working hours.
• Computer literate.
• Analytical

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