Food Technologist (NPD / Process)

excellent benefits
15 Oct 2016
19 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Our client, a highly respected food manufacturer is looking for a New Product Development Technologist to join their growing team. You will work within a small team researching and developing new products and will be responsible for the smooth transition from new to established product ensuring all production, food safety, health and safety and customer issues are resolved. As well as this, you will be involved in ad-hoc projects to identify opportunities to introduce new ways of working and to improve productivity and efficiency of plant, people and equipment. Key Accountabilities: Thorough liaison with the NPD manager, other Product Development staff and customers to develop and supply customers with new products. Prepare samples as requested by customers. Keep up to date records of all samples to include; recipe, preparation, cook time, cook temperature and photography of finished product. Update existing recipes so that they have the correct information to enable production to follow them on computer. Assist the Specifications Coordinator in the writing of product specifications. Through own innovation, make recommendations to New Product Development team with ideas and develop where feasible. Introduce new products into main production with minimum disruption to established product lines. Ensure documented systems are in place for new products going into production. Skills Required: Food manufacturing work experience or relevant higher educational background. Ability to develop innovative ideas into production opportunities through communication and negotiation. Computer literate in a Windows environment. Excellent communication skills. Cooking skills, a passion for food and the ability to devise recipes. This is an excellent opportunity to become part of a forward thinking and ambitious company. Interested? Send your CV outlining your relevant experience for immediate consideration. This job was originally posted as