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Process Development Technologist

Winterbotham Darby
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17 Oct 2021

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Job Title: Process Development Technologist

Location: Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 1QD

Benefits: 30 days annual leave (including bank holidays) with extra accrual after 2 years' service up to a maximum of 33 days, Salary sacrifice pension scheme, Long service awards, Health cash back plan, Cycle, motor vehicle and technology purchase schemes, Wellbeing month, Free language courses, Training & development, Free onsite parking, Social & charity events, Bonus schemes, Staff shop

Working Hours: 08:30 - 17:00

We are a food manufacturing site in Clitheroe looking for a Process Development Technologist to join the New Product Development team. The successful candidate will support the NPD Process Manager and the NPD function on site with managing product trials and launches in a hands on, factory-based role.

Ideal candidates will have experience in an NPD role with previous customer interaction as well as experience in the chilled food sector being preferable. They will be a team player with well-developed interpersonal skills, who is confident with factory and development teams.

Effective written, verbal communication and presentation skills are key along with being able to manage multiple project deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

Key Duties

Site based resource within the development team to manage NPD & EPD projects from approved concept handover to launch.

Working in a fast-paced chilled food manufacturing environment on a wide variety of products & packaging formats for major retail customers.

Manage the transition from head-office kitchen concepts through the manufacturing site to ensure that products are technically sound, meet customer specification requirements, time-scales, site's production requirements & budgets.

Planning & delivering factory trials to provide customer samples, micro & sensory evaluation samples. Reporting on trials & evaluating data to ensure customer quality requirements & agreed product costs are achieved. Trouble-shooting any potential issues found at trial by working with site & head-office colleagues to agree & action solutions.

Generating documents for scale up from concept to launch based on production trials & quality assessments etc. to ensure successful product launches for the business & customers.

Our Values

Responsible - For growing and influencing our categories, for the farm to fork process: sustainability and ethics. Always considering our colleagues, communities and other stakeholders.

Enterprising - Thinking outside the box, prepared to act and make decisions quickly when the need arises, being flexible and adaptable.

Creative - Seeking out and providing innovative, creative and unique solutions to both customers and partners which add real value.

Passionate - Understanding consumers and developing truly great products for them. Above all, passionate about food.

About Us

For nearly 60 years we have been supplying high-quality, chilled food produced in Europe to the major retailers and food service businesses in the UK. Since day one, our unique category insight has enabled us to identify market trends, positioning us as category leaders in a wide range of products.

30 days holidays (including bank holidays). After 2 year's service this increases by 1 day per year up to a maximum of 33 days

Salary sacrifice pension scheme

Long service awards every 5 years: £150, £250, £350, £450

Medicash medical cover

Cycle, motor vehicle and technology purchase schemes

Annual summer trip

Staff shop

Free access to Rosetta Stone language courses

Opportunities for progression and development internally

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