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JOB TITLE: Senior Development Technologist / NPD Technologist   SALARY: £34k - 38k per year + Benefits    ADDED: 04-10-2021

JOB TYPE: Permanent LOCATION: Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England

Senior Development / Senior NPD Technologist 
Shepton Mallet 
£34 -38,000 DOE 

This is an excellent opportunity to join one of the UK's privately owned and established Food Manufacturers based in the beautiful county of Somerset.  My client produces a wide range of high quality chilled products and works with multiple customers across wholesale, food service and the retailer sectors
Reporting to the NPD Manager, along with the support of a strong Technical team, this role offers the opportunity to work in a wide variety of product areas and will see you liaising closely with our Technical, Production, Sales, Accounts and Engineering teams, and directly with customers. 

Senior Development / Senior NPD Technologist responsibilities:

  • Deputising for the NPD Manager 
  • To host NPD meetings with internal /external stakeholders as required
  • To develop new products both proactively and in partnership with Customers
  • To create and maintain excellent working relationships with our Customers
  • Duties cover managing kitchen concept work, pilot plant trials and factory trials
  • To coordinate and support the NPD process from concept to launch on assigned projects
  • To ensure assigned projects are assessed to meet required Food Safety and Quality parameters
  • To ensure required documentation is completed, transparent and provides due diligence
  • To liaise with suppliers regarding new ingredients to ensure they meet the Customer and Company policies
  • Artwork checking and approval ensuring legal requirements are met as required
  • To provide support on ingredient / product / process issues on live products
  • To aid on assigned Factory C.I. projects where required
  • To be familiar with Competitor products
  • To be responsible for the Development kitchen, ensuring ingredients and consumables stocks are maintained effectively and good standards of tidiness and hygiene are always achieved.
  • To carry out any other job functions as requested by the Head of Development or other Senior Managers

Senior Development / Senior NPD Technologist  Key Skills required - 
Food Technology, Process technology or Food Science qualification (degree level or equivalent) 
Team player but ability to work proactively on own initiative 
Commercial Awareness

Experience of product labelling

Knowledge of Retail Systems

Concept to Launch Development experience  

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