New Product Development (NPD) Technologist - Food

The Cake Crew
Up to £25,000 + company pension scheme
09 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

New Product Development (NPD) Technologist - Food

Make a career out of cake!

A superb opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and driven professional with experience within the food manufacturing industry to be part of The Cake Crew. As an NPD Technologist, you'll be part of the creative and innovative NPD team where you'll be given all the ingredients you need to progress and develop your career.

Who will I be working with?

The Cake Crew is the UK's largest independent manufacturer of private label cupcakes, supplying a variety of bakery products into major supermarkets, independent retailers and wholesalers. The award winning business has been rapidly expanding due to customer demand and has a workforce in excess of 240 personnel. The Cake Crew continue to make significant investments into the development of employees and infrastructure to build upon the success, with recognition and reward high on the agenda.

So, what will the role of NPD Technologist entail?

Reporting directly to the NPD Manager, as an NPD Technologist you'll work as part of the wider NPD team and be responsible for the introduction of new product concepts, ingredients and methods from initial brief to handover. Your responsibilities and duties will include, although not be limited to:

  • Developing new innovative products for both NPD and EPD projects
  • Generating new product ideas and recipes for final sign off
  • Modifying and improving existing recipes
  • Sourcing new ingredients, decorations, packaging and paper cases
  • Working closely with the Bakery Assistant
  • Undertaking in house organoleptic testing on trialled products
  • Monitoring the use of additives, adhering to customer ingredients hit lists and procedures
  • Managing the relationship between customer needs and requirements and the Process Technologist's adherences to factory processes
  • Researching new ways to produce and improve the quality, processing, packaging, storage and safety of The Cake Crew products
  • Sending out kitchen samples, ensuring delivery deadlines are met

What will I need to be considered for this NPD Technologist vacancy?

  • Proven experience within a food manufacturing environment
  • Good understanding of the functions of ingredients used within the bakery sector
  • Superb organisational and time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to motivate colleagues
  • Superb problem solving and consulting skills
  • Good administrative skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office products
  • Innovative and creative approach to work
  • Ability to work well using own initiative and as part of a team
  • High level of attention to detail

What will I receive in return?

You'll be part of a well-established and forward thinking company with exciting expansion plans, where your career development will be encouraged and supported. The Cake Crew promotes a culture of open communication and your work and efforts will be recognised and well rewarded.

Salary: £20,000 - £25,000 per annum, level dependent on experience and qualifications

Additional benefit: Company pension scheme

Contracted Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Bala, North Wales. Good road links for commute from Wrexham, Oswestry, St Asaph, Llanrwst, Bangor and Mold etc.

All applications to be submitted online, and strictly no agency calls or agency CV submissions.

This New Product Development (NPD) Technologist vacancy is advertised by JVP Jobs on behalf of the employer The Cake Crew. At JVP Jobs we believe in providing complete transparency for you the job seeker to help you make informed decisions. By applying for this role you are submitting your CV directly to our above named client. Please note that we DO NOT operate as a recruitment agency, all applications will be reviewed directly by the employer The Cake Crew, and should they wish to progress your application further they will be in contact with you.

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