Research & Development Technician

£21000 - £22500 per annum
28 Sep 2016
20 Oct 2016
Contract Type
TM Resourcing Research and Development Technician Salary £22,500 Sherburn in Elmet TM Resourcing are currently recruiting for a Research and Development Technician. Our client is a food manufacturing, fast-growing business based in Sherburn, LS25. The main purpose of this role will be to research new product ideas to suit the range of markets our client work with in their sales strategy. Responding to customer requests and business requirements by the innovation and preparation of new and existing product samples. To contribute to the company's product range by tracking and monitoring market trends, feature flavours adn latest food ideas. Day to Day responsibilities: Production of samples in accordance with the needs and requirements of the customer; Creation of recipes The ability to apply percentages, ratios and proportions to practical solutions; Accountability for the delivery of successful product launch to first use by the customer; Driving the innovation and planning of samples in line with our client's market presentation calender; Management and ownership of developed products; Costing of all projects and ensuring they are commercially viable; Ensuring that all products launched are robustly tested in order to be efficiently transferred into full production; Prepare market analysis; Co-ordination and creation of researched development plans; Research methods to improve quality of foods such as flavour, texture and nutritional value; Identification of ingredients that will differentiate from our client's competition and enhance profitability; Monitoring of global market trends in their target markets; General duties will include: Ongoing assistance to continuously improve products, approval of documentation relating to the products, maintenance and design of development spreadsheets and databases. The successful candidate: Passionate about food, nutrition and the industry;Good understanding of Health and Safety in the workplace;Strong listening and communication skills;Must be computer literate with the ability to use all MS Office programmes; Salary £22,500 benefits. If you are looking for an opportunity within R&D and have the relevant essential skills this is a fantastic forward-thinking business that can provide a superb career. Understanding of ingredients and production processes is essential. Ability to speak confidently before groups of customers or internal employees; A 'can do' attitude is absolutely essential; Either a graduate with a food/nutrition degree and/or an individual with some food background in research and development; This job was originally posted as