NPD Technologist – 884325 – £Competitive

The Role:

  • Maintain uncompromising Food Safety and Food Quality Standards to Company Policies and Procedures within all development processes.
  • Provide relevant data for the NPD Department KPI’s
  • Assist in uploading correct data to the Product Development Progress tracker sheet and to maintain this document with up-to-date data.
  • Assist with preparation of product costings to ensure profitable products are presented and/or launched.
  • Assist with using Nutricalc system with accuracy for relevant projects.
  • Liaise with QA Coordinator and Product Development Technologist to resolve any product processing inconsistencies with relevant operator training and/or processing amends
  • Assist with selecting ingredients and packaging material from suitable and reputable suppliers for use in Product development work and potentially to be used in launched product.
  • Continually research relevant food industry markets and technologies to develop new product concepts in line with Company product strategy and company production capabilities.
  • Liaise with Product Development Technologist and Zero2Five on sensory panel analysis of selected products, to achieve and maintain best in class status.
  • Assist PD Team to launch at least 1 x 1st to market product annually.
  • Liaise with QA Coordinator and Product Development Technologist for Factory Trials in line with Company procedure.
  • Liaise with QA Coordinator and Product Development Technologist for all 1st Productions to effectively hand over to QA and Production team.
  • To proactively liaise with Product Development Technologist with regards to Development briefs and launch window opportunities, and to convey these opportunities clearly to Company Management Team.
  • Assist in the development of Quality Attribute Sheets, providing key data including organoleptic assessment and physical attributes, to the Technical Department to ensure agreed customer requirements are met.
  • Assist Product Development Technologist to ensure shelf life trials are conducted for NPD and EPD projects and Progress Tracker updated.
  • Assist with ensuring all new products or changes are formally approved by the HACCP team prior to introduction into the factory environment.
  • Assist with the completion of retailer specifications and company finished product specifications


The Person:


Communicate clearly and persuasively to Company Management Team and clients.

Demonstrate the ability to work under pressure without compromise to Company Standards and Policies.

Demonstrates leadership skills and the ability to motivate others to meet deadlines within agreed standards.

Demonstrate the ability to think clearly and adaptively in problem solving situations.

To always treat work colleagues with respect.

A firm grasp of food manufacturing processes and the functionality of key ingredients to set safety and quality standards.

A successful track record in Product Development.

Industry relevant training – Food Safety, HACCP, Internal Audits, GMP Auditing






Our Referral Incentive:

Due to the high amount of interest that we receive for each of our roles unfortunately we cannot respond to each application individually, therefore if you do not hear back from us you have not been shortlisted for this role. Please continue to check our website for any other roles which may be of interest.

We offer a £500 referral if you introduce someone we place – see our website for details –

We regret that this client is not prepared to sponsor work permit or work permit transfer applications. Candidates must be able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK


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