NPD Technologist

Recruiter
Cleone Foods Ltd
Location
Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary
23000.0000
Posted
19 Jun 2017
Closes
19 Jul 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

NPD Technologist

Location:
Hockley, Birmingham
Salary: £23k - £28k plus benefits
Hour: 40 hours between 08.30am - 17.30pm
Contract: Full time / permanent

Strictly NO Agencies

The Company:
Cleone Foods Ltd is a major player in the dynamic World Food category specifically our brand Island Delight is a market leader in the Caribbean chilled foods sector.

Ideally the successful candidate will have a previous experience as Team Leader in Food or manufacturing environment.

Objectives:
• Analysing Market trends to identify opportunities for range expansion in cross category product development.
• Be involved in developing the manufacturing processes and recipes of existing pattie products and newly discovered ingredients to create a tiered category offering.
• Make sure food products are produced safely, legally and are of the quality claimed.
• Evaluate nutritional benefits and legal claims of potential new lines / ranges.
• Collaborate with the sales team on product design and labelling
• To modify foods to create products such as fat-free items and ready meals.
• Expand product range and production into the Free From category, also potential to produce own label supermarket lines.
• You will be involved in conducting experiments and producing sample products, as well as designing the processes and machinery for making products with a consistent flavour, colour and texture in large quantities. This must be done within a strict and ever-changing regulatory framework around the treatment of foodstuffs.
• You will be expected to keep up-to-date with relevant legislation.
• Be involved building relationships with suppliers and customers, as well as ensuring products are profitable.

Key Responsibilities:
• Researching current consumer market trends and latest technologies to develop new product concepts;
• Evaluating current product range to improve product quality and review profitability.
• Monitoring competitor activity / new lines and increased distribution.
• Reviewing raw material suppliers for new product development.
• Preparing product costings based on raw materials and manufacturing costs to ensure profitable products;
• Coordinating launches of new products or running trials alongside/together with product development; Working in line with grocery retailer ranging windows.
• Working with the technical team compiling/checking/approving product specifications and labelling;
• Undertaking long-term projects such as Free-From or own label launches.
• Working on packaging innovation and technology.
• Working with engineering/production developing the ability to repeat new processes to ensure consistency and safety;
• Liaising with technical staff, sales and technical services, and marketing and distribution.
• Working with engineering/production to develop solutions to production issues whilst maintaining food safety.
• Working with suppliers on quality issues and new product ideas;

Skills & Requirements:
• 2 years previous experience required
• A logical and investigative mind
• Excellent analytical skills
• A methodical approach to work
• Team-working skills
• Interpersonal skills
• Written and oral communication skills
• The ability to work effectively with staff in non-scientific positions
• Good technical skills including free from legislation
• Strong nutritional knowledge
• Problem solving skills
• IT skills

Strictly NO Agencies