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Senior NPD Technologist

  • Location:

    Lichfield

  • Sector:

    Food, Fresh Produce

  • Salary:

    £30000 - £36500 per annum

  • Contact:

    Luan Harrison

  • Job ref:

    LH 18255

  • Published:

    12 days ago

Senior NPD Technologist / Food Manufacturing / Staffordshire

£36500 + competitive package

We have an exciting opportunity for a real foodie and Senior NPD Technologist to join the team. As a key member of the NPD team, you will lead the development of new and modified products for branded and own label for their largest customer.

The business has 3 UK food manufacturing factories and has operations across 18 regions, with 280 farming outlets and 5 different divisions, including Beverage, Dairy, Meat, Fresh Produce, and Agricultural operations.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Manage projects of product development, following the established procedure within deadlines and the launch plan as defined by key stakeholders or the customer.
  • Organise trials, shelf life studies, samples, and industrial validations for all Florette projects.
  • Liaise with all factory departments for the development of new products from feasibility to launch.
  • Manage new product development for the brand following briefs from the marketing department.
  • Lead the development for own label products for ongoing category reviews and summer launches as well as current product changes as required.
  • Organise food safaris and product showcases to bring new food trends and ideas to the wider team.
  • Input into sell-in presentations, increasing the level of product and leaf knowledge available to retail customers.
  • Provide all relevant departments with information to create quality and technical documents regarding the launch of products in the factory.
  • Research new ideas and trends and communicate those ideas to Category, Marketing, Commercial, and NPD colleagues.
  • Monitor products after launching following the post-launch review procedure.
  • Report on project progress to Head of NPD.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Ideally educated to degree level in Food Science/Technology or a related discipline.
  • Minimum of 4 years' experience working within an NPD department with experience in the development of chilled/short shelf life products, shelf life analysis, product sampling, factory trials, and product costings.
  • Experience leading new product development projects, developing products from concept to launch.
  • Good IT and communication skills.

What You Will Get In Return:

  • A competitive salary commensurate with your experience.
  • Inclusion in our annual bonus scheme.
  • Life Assurance
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme, p
  • A flexible & competitive annual leave entitlement that increases with service and offers an option to purchase additional holiday.
  • Personalised training and development.
  • Employee discount and salary finance schemes.

How to Apply

  • If this sounds like you, please apply via the link. Alternatively, for a confidential chat about this exciting role, please contact Luan on 01780 480530 or luan@morepeople.co.uk