New Product Development Technologist (Fixed Term 12 Months)

Location UK / Northern Ireland

Job Type Permanent, Temporary full-time, TemporaryContract, Trainee

Salary £20000 - 25000

Updated 17 hours ago

Reference 1375838

 Job Description

New Product Development Technologist

Do you want to work for one of the most revolutionary food manufacturers in the UK? From our state of the art facilities in Downpatrick, we produce a range of high quality sausage, burger and bacon products. We make food the best it can possibly be, without being bound by the way it has always been done.

As our growth continues, we are inviting applications for an NPD Technologist to join our product development team.  The role will be temporary for a period of 1 year to cover a maternity leave in the first instance.

Development technologist duties will involve;

  • Batching; Mixing; Labelling; Sampling Cooking; of samples for assessment (internally and with customer)
  • Recipe development, understanding what goes into development of new ideas, recipes and ranges
  • Generation and presentation of customer review documents
  • Innovation visits (targeted trips which are brief specific)
  • Category insight understanding
  • Customer reviews and presentations
  • Build and manage relationships with customers
  • Own and manage your own projectS – for which you will be the sole point of contact
  • Work on interdepartmental skills (in particular with commercial and technical for development presentations

 The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • A third level qualification in a food science related discipline.
  • A minimum of one years previous experience in Product Development within the food industry with direct responsibility for launching food products
  • Experienced project manager with good track record on successful products launches in the food area and running factory trials
  • Excellent communicator with the visible passion and enthusiasm for achieving targets, objectives and continuous improvement in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Experience of building relationships with, and presenting to major retail customers
  • Experience in creating customers specifications and internal factory specifications
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to plan and manage workloads
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint

We offer a competitive salary, a good working environment and a benefits package including a subsidised canteen, retail discount cards, pension scheme, private health care, cycle to wok scheme, discounted gym membership and staff sales. We also offer real development and promotion opportunities and are committed to helping you become the best you can be.

If you are interested, please apply today for immediate consideration!

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We are an equal opportunities employer