Development Technologist

Future Prospects
£24,000 - £27,000
15 Apr 2017
15 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Development Technologist
Boston, Full Time, Permanent
Salary £24,000 - £27,000

Our Boston based clients are recruiting for an experienced Development Technologist to join their team to cover a period of maternity leave.

Role and Responsibilities

  • To create innovative, new products which ensure we attract new, profitable business
  • Work alongside the Senior Development Chef and NPD manager to identify opportunities
  • Champion our food credentials and capabilities, internally and externally
  • To maintain the highest technical standards required
  • To assist in achieving the sales and profit targets
  • To assist the management in achieving the overall Company objectives
  • Generate ideas
  • Respond to customer briefs / innovation sessions
  • Creating and documenting recipes flagging any new components and liaising closely with procurement and packaging to source the right ingredients / packaging
  • To be conscious of the business with respect to food values
  • Develop food knowledge of self and colleagues through research, food shows, comparative sampling and supplier presentations
  • Be commercially aware of the categories that we as a company are part of
  • Be aware of packaging developments within the market place and to demonstrate our products in these
  • Control and maintain recipe systems and their associated costings
  • Attend weekly NPD meetings to keep all colleagues abreast of current projects, their progression and launch schedules
  • To motivate suppliers to deliver inspiration ingredients
  • To ensure effective communication within the team, relevant departments / individuals and customers where appropriate
  • Generate and update submission documents for all customer submissions
  • Represent company at customer forums as required
  • Generate and update all QAS documents


  • Experience in similar role in the food industry
  • Up to date experience of specification writing
  • Food related degree or equivalent qualification/experience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and proven track record of establishing and building relationships with customers
  • Robust individual who can be flexible and able to manage making samples, building relationships with customers, presentations, administration and computer work, etc.
  • Experience of presentations to customers, etc.
  • Able to work on own or as a team and able to help out team colleagues when required
  • Able to work in a privately own SME without the larger support often available in a bigger company

It would be advantageous for a candidate to have experience working in the chilled sector, completed INSPIRE or any other specification writing course or a food safety qualification (Food Safety Level 3)

Thank you for your interest in this vacancy and good luck with your application.

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