Research & Development Technologist

Owen Daniels Consultancy
07 Feb 2018
21 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
R & D Technologist

My client is looking for an experienced R&D Technologist to support business growth and sustainability through New Product development in a fast moving and innovative blue-chip company.

R & D Technologist – Key Requirements:
• Reporting into the NPD Manager and working as an integrated member of the NPD team.
• Developing concept samples within cost and nutritional requirements to obtain customer sign off.
• Analyse technical data, forming trends and reports to influence decision making
• Customer facing ensuring client confidence is maintained.
• Presenting samples and project status to customer.
• Organising samples for customer panel, sensory assessment, nutritional analysis etc
• Factory liaison to ensure optimum process parameter’s.
• Organising and conducting factory trials with the support of a factory and quality team.
• Ensuring all factory and quality requirements are met regarding allergen control and ingredient sourcing.
• Liaison with internal team members to ensure all project requirements are observed, supply chain, procurement, quality, engineering, factory.
• Generation of technical specifications and documentation to support launches and existing product development.
• Operating to best technical practice, maintaining food safety, legality, quality and customer requirements.
• To drive innovation through the sourcing of new raw materials and seeking out new technologies.
• Operating to best technical practice, maintaining food safety, legality, quality and customer requirements.
• Team working and integration essential to ensure a cohesive and supportive team environment.

R & D Technologist – Details:
• Standard working hours 8.30 - 5.00pm However flexibility of working hours is mandatory as per job requirement.
• Travel between UK and EU sites may be required as the projects dictate and will require periods of time away from place of work, including overnight travel.

R & D Technologist - Other requirements:
• Clean full driving licence
• Excellent team working skills
• Flexible approach

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