NDP Technologist

4 days left

PP Associates Ltd
04 Jul 2024
25 Jul 2024
Contract Type
Full Time

My clinet is looking for a NPD Technologist within the food industy

Role Profile Level

NPD Technologist




Customer facing NPD technologist. To ensure customer critical paths for project briefs are adhered to, launching product on time. Supporting briefs with innovative ideas and trends through market data and research.

Reporting to

NPD Manager

Liaison with

Production, Purchasing, Customers, Technical, Commercial, Finance, Planning, Supply Chain, Warehouse, Engineering.

The person profile

Preferably educated to degree level.

Experience working within an NPD technologist role in the food industry essential, ideally within bakery.

Knowledge and experience of bakery ingredient functionality

Understanding of HACCP Principles and suitably qualified (Level 3 minimum)

Good written and verbal communication skills

Computer literate in all aspects of Microsoft Office

Food Hygiene Qualified

Conversant with retailer Codes of Practice and Policies desirable Tesco, Sainsbury s, CO-OP, Aldi, Asda, Morrisons, Iceland, Lidl, Bidfood and Premier / Cadbury would be an advantage.

Key Areas of Accountabilities

To manage customers accounts with NPD and EPD projects from concept to launch;

  • Direct contact with Key retialers, face to face and written communication.
  • Create and develop innovative designs, capturing new key trends designs for both NPD and EPD projects.
  • Work to tight deadlines in a fast pase environment ensuring that all key milestones are met.
  • Champion recipe creation and all documentation throughout concept to launch process- including recipes, submittion forms, QAS/ CQMs, launch folders, factory paperwork.
  • Undertake all tasks associated with product launch- organoleptic testing, micro review.
  • Responsible for sourcing new ingredients, fit for purpose for the design, customer and site requirements and costs. Be the first point of contact for basic information such as specification, MOQ, lead times and price.
  • Attend all customer submission meetings.
  • Responsible for sending out kitchen samples and to meet the required delivery deadlines.
  • Work closely with process technologist to organise trials, ensure all raw materials are ordered in advance. Support production and the process technologist through out the trial stage.
  • Organise pre-production launch meetings & over see first product launches
  • Support teams workload to "get the job done".
  • Work closely with relevant specification writer to ensure alignment with project updates
  • Attend any onsite meetings as required
  • Support with innovation days
  • Attend quality panels when required and or Competitor benchmarking sessions
  • Be the link between the customer needs and requirements and the process technologist s adherences to the factory processes
  • Support and ensure transit trials are completed and recorded
  • Responsible for sending out photography samples, public relation samples.
  • Researching new ways to produce and improve the quality, processing and packaging
  • Support with projects for the benefit of the business and department as directed by the NPD manager.
  • To comply with and assist with implementation of company food safety, quality, and legality policies as they relate to the role

Key Performance Indicators

  • Maintains own accounts targets and timescales.
  • Launch product on time.
  • product launch packs.
  • Maintains / achieves positive relations with customers.
  • Supports others to get the job done .
  • Engaging customers through innovative concepts, themes and ideas. Eyes on the market and future trend opportunities.

For further information please contact James for further information

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