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Senior NPD Technologist Food Industry

Science Solutions Recruitment

Yorkshire

Permanent

WF41NF

Posted: 20/01/2023

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Role: Senior NPD Technologist

Hours: Mon-Fri 08:00-16:30 (flexi-time also available)

Location: West Yorkshire

Salary Package: Generous employee benefit package, plus competitive salary DOE

As a Senior NPD Technologist/Product Developer, you will be responsible for working alongside the company's development chefs in order to take new food products from their concept to handover, whilst sticking to the required time schedule and maintaining critical path!

About the company:

Despite the company's growth, they still maintain their original 'family' feel after decades of product development, innovation and production, and always maintain the highest possible work standards in the food sector.

This company's main customers include some of Britain's largest chain supermarkets, as well as Michelin Star restaurants, whom they supply high-quality British food products to.

You?

If you have a keen, analytical eye and mindset and a genuine interest in culinary trends and food in general, plus 2+ years' experience in an NPD role in the food sector, this role is for you!

Key Responsibilities:

Provide support and organisation to the whole new product development team.
Use your knowledge of food trends to present new food products to customers across the country.
Act as the project manager/lead for the customer, and ensure that the correct product standards are adhered to.
Organise testing on new ingredients to determine the their commercial appeal before launch
Maintain high brand standards and ensure new products are in line with what the company stands for!
Maintain critical path
Assist our development chefs in creating new food product concepts, to take through to launch. We may be designing summer barbecue packs, Halloween-themed flavours or Christmas treats!Senior NPD Technologist Product Development , Food , Beverage , FMCG , R&D , Manager

Experience and skills required:

MS Office proficiency is essential
Previous experience in food development
Kitchen/chef experience would be perfect
Understanding & interest in current food trends
You will ideally have a relevant degree, but not essential if you have extensive experience

Company benefits on offer:

Free car parking on our site
Discretionary yearly bonus
Staff shopping, with £1 food bargains!
Cycle-to-Work programme
Gym
Subsidised lunch in our canteen
3% Pension workplace contribution
Discounts at 100's of retailers that we work with

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