Experienced Food Product Development Technologist

Manpower Onsite Unilever
Bedford, UK
21 May 2019
27 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a world leading global organisation, our Unilever, a leading global FMCG company with brands such as Dove, Knorr, Ben & Jerry's & Magnum and are currently seeking a Food Product Development Technologists for a 6 month temporary role, full time, working a 37.5 hour week.

This role is paying between £28,300 - £35,000 per annum, pro rata, depending on experience. The roles will be based at Unilever prestigious Research centre at Colworth Science Park in Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire (MK44), just 40 minutes drive from Milton Keynes.

Refreshment R&D is looking for exceptional people to join the Ice Cream and Beverages R&D teams. Our Refreshment business is made up of many well-known brands including Walls, Carte D'or, Lipton and Pukka, that compete within an exciting and highly competitive market.

In these roles, you will work on product development projects while learning from and working closely with other R&D beverage and ice cream experts to ensure best product design as well as legal, nutritional and food safety compliance. You'll also work in close partnership across internal functions (Marketing; Supply Chain; Procurement) as well as key external partners and suppliers (e.g. Third-Party Manufacturers and ingredients suppliers).

If you have a passion for creativity and developing exciting and innovative products, this is the perfect opportunity to shape and deliver brilliant, sustainable, product experiences within a fast-paced global company.

Job Summary:
  • To plan, organise and execute a variety of project types as assigned under guidance from line manager, working closely with onsite R&D experts from a variety of fields.
  • Use your creative talents to develop great products.
  • Support or lead technical delivery of projects, covering diverse topics such as: product concepts; formulation design and specifications; lab and pilot plant prototypes; cost, quality assessments; Sustainable Living Plan; legislation compliance and claims.
  • Manage supplier relationships working closely with other functions such as Procurement.
  • Lead and manage pilot plant and factory trials for prototype/product development.
  • Write and manage specifications and systems data for the products you work on.
  • Work closely with key internal partners such as: Marketing, Supply Chain and Finance
  • Provide key updates for our Innovation Process Management and other relevant systems.

Key Skills:
  • Passion for creative product design and development.
  • Attention to detail especially in experimentation, data recording and analysis.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • University degree/diploma or equivalent experience a scientific discipline.
  • Product development experience in the food industry would be an advantage.

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