Development Technologist/NPD (Food Manufacturing)

20000.00 - 26000.00 GBP Annual
24 Nov 2016
09 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
An outstanding opportunity to develop your career in NPD with a major UK FMCG Manufacturing business.

Our client manufactures a range of premium branded and own-label products for most of the major retailers and is well known and respected for being at the forefront of product development and innovation in its sector.

Due to continued expansion, our client is now looking to grow the NPD team through the appointment of a Development Technologist.

Your duties will include:

* Support the delivery of the NPD agenda to required cost and within agreed timescales.
* Support the technologists in delivery of all stages of critical path for projects.
* Work closely with the technologists to apply processing knowledge to adapt ideas and products from the kitchen into a manufacturing solution that delivers required profitability without limiting innovation.
* Support writing of customer specification as and when required:- INSPIRE / FIND / ASPECT.
* Write internal documentation against critical path:- ing dec / raw material spec's / trial reports / shelf life / nutritionals / photo standards / QAS / process flows/ HACCP's / safety approval forms for customer / box file checklist
* Support in handover meetings with relevant site teams to communicate new products.
* Organise and communicate process trials.
* Drive continuous improvements and identify cost savings in reducing production costs / new ideas and ingredient potential to maximise cost savings and efficiency to business.
* Value engineering of ingredients / packaging / processes.
* Liaise with suppliers to provide process and ingredient improvement.

You will need:

* HND/degree in Food based subject or relevant experience
* Basic Food Hygiene certificates.
* Food Legislation knowledge. Relevant employment Policies and Procedures.
* Ability to understand the factory processes
* Competent in Excel/Word/or Retailer Specification Spreadsheets.

The successful Technologist will be self driven and have a positive can do attitude.

This is a superb opportunity for a driven individual to join a progressive and world leading company to develop their career in NPD