LAMMA is the UK’s largest agricultural trade show, where over 850 exhibitors will host the most extensive array of farm machinery, equipment, and services to be found in one location anywhere in the UK.
We are recruiting for an NPD Technologist / Development Technologist role on behalf of our leading Food Manufacturer.
Based in Bridgwater the role is commutable from Taunton, Weston Super Mare, Exeter, Tiverton etc.
Reporting to the New Product Development Manager this role is working with the client to deliver product development solutions against product briefs and to undertake specific research and innovation projects.
You will have excellent interpersonal skills which allow you to constantly communicate with your key account customer and working cross - functionally in our clients team. The New Product Development (NPD) team work closely with marketing, purchasing and technical.
Build and maintain good working relationships with customers and manage expectations of the customer on all NPD projects and timelines;
Ensure that all samples produced for assessment internally and externally are safe for consumption and made in a hygienic manner, in accordance with the companies guidelines on good manufacturing practice (GMP);
Understand and apply the company’s procedure on product development;
Ensure raw materials are utilized which are technically acceptable for current processes; are readily available; are cost effective; are authentic; are chemically and micro biologically safe and are sourced from acceptable suppliers;
Present product samples to customers with the required supporting data;
Ensure new product formulations comply with current legal requirements and relevant codes of practice;
Liaise with relevant site personnel prior to product launches to ensure technical information is given to generate formulations, data sheets and specifications;
Initiate pre-production development trials if the product has special technical properties or if demanded by the customer.
Attend and assist in pre-production trials and new product launches;
The successful candidate requires:
A food or science based degree (or equivalent)
A minimum of 2 years experience in the food & drinks industry sector (dairy experience would be welcomed too);
Experience of managing projects from inception and development through to implementation often with very pressing timescales
Experience of new product development including arranging and facilitating taste tests
Experience of building, maintaining, key account client relationships as this role is responsible for new product development with our largest client;
A passion for food & drink!
Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 +benefits
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