Who is our client?

We’re working with an established, growing, innovative food manufacturing business with an excellent reputation for product quality and customer service. They work with most of the major retailers and foodservice business and also supply to a number of other food manufacturing businesses. They’re now looking for a Development Technologist to join their busy NPD team.

The role requirements

Reporting to the NPD Manager you will work as part of a small team responsible for developing products from initial concept through to launch.

You will get involved in the full development lifecycle, so you will be producing samples, working on specifications, leading trials and acting as a key point of contact for all customers.

You will be developing new products, working to improve existing products and use your creativity and market knowledge to ensure the business remains at the forefront of their category.

You will manage NPD projects and initiatives, working to ensure that customers’ requirements are always met and products are successfully launched on time.

What sort of people are we looking for?

You will have previous experience of working in NPD and Process roles in the food industry and will ideally be educated to degree level in Food Science or similar.

Creative in your approach, you will also be a team player and somebody who is comfortable working in the development kitchen and also in the factory working with production teams during trials.

This is a busy, fast paced environment so you will be somebody who is organised, able to work to tight deadlines and work well with colleagues across all areas of the business.