NPD Technologist - Midlands or South West

Recruiter
Progressive Resourcing Limited
Location
West Midlands, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Sep 2019
Closes
03 Oct 2019
Ref
1262414609
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our client is undoubtedly one of the UK's leading chilled food groups, possessing an enviable portfolio of instantly recognised brands and an annual turnover in excess of £1billion. They are 100% focused on developing market leadership in all of their key categories and are consistently delivering innovation through ongoing investment in NPD, manufacturing and marketing. Their commitment to brand innovation and quality is second to none, but they are just as focused on helping their employees achieve their career ambitions in an environment that is stimulating, positive and rewarding.

As a result of expansion; they are now seeking to appoint a Development Technologist that will be field based - but focused on a key site in the Midlands.

You will be responsible for concept to launch new and existing product development across private label and branded food categories; assisting the NPD Manager and working closely with multiple retail customers to ensure a proactive NPD funnel that facilitates real innovation and value creation. You will support the development implementation process by conducting trials, research and documentation as directed and produce product launch reports for internal customers. Managing R&D systems and documentation such as P&P Files, production specifications, trial reports, SOP, quality control and shelf life documentation will also fall under your remit. Effective liaison with packaging, technical and marketing teams is also required.

This is an important NPD role with significant potential. As such, we are seeking to appoint an ambitious food industry NPD professional that possesses further level qualifications in a food / consumer related subject and a minimum of 3 years' experience within food manufacturing. The successful candidate will be a confident, proactive, all-rounder with a "can-do" attitude and excellent organisational skills.

This role provides the opportunity to really kick-start your NPD career with a truly exceptional business that rewards contribution on a variety of levels, so if you're seeking a new NPD Technologist challenge that's a bit different from the norm; email your CV via the link today!

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