R & D Technologist

Silven Recruitment
£22K - £30K
19 Oct 2016
17 Nov 2016
Contract Type
R & D Technologist

A leading food manufacturer are looking for an R&D Technologist who is not only looking for today's opportunity but for tomorrows progression. This is a great opportunity for those looking to make a name in both retail own brand and branded products.

Job Title: R&D Technologist
Location: Somerset
Salary: £22,000 - £30,000

The Person:

- Be degree qualified in a subject related to food science.
- You must have had experience as a Product Development Technologist within the food industry ideally within chilled and branded products.
- Strong understanding of the food industry, suppliers, properties and applications of ingredients and knowledge of product development from thought to shelf.
- Highly creative, determined & enthusiastic individual with strong leadership & team building qualities.
- Good communication and project management skills.

The Role:

- Covers everything from concept to post-launch review including production, manufacture and packaging.
- Monitoring and producing samples for organoleptic testing and shelf-life testing.
- Define and manage the site trial process including existing process and kit improvements.
- Ensure all documentation and reporting is completed in line with stage-gate process - report and update project progress on a weekly basis.
- Assisting in preparation of market and NPD reviews including paperwork, comparative shopping and benchmarking
- Regular customer liaison ensuring key contacts are kept up to date on project status; delivering a best in class efficient service to position the site as a preferred supplier
- On-going recommendations for product quality and process friendly improvements in terms of factory processing, raw materials, product ingredients, packaging components, new suppliers, manufacturing equipment etc.
- Maintenance of the NPD facilities, equipment and procedures ensuring a safe environment

The Company:

- They are a major player within their sector and supply well known branded products to the major retailers.
- Award winning company who have a strong background in manufacturing excellence and product development - be a part of the next award they win!
- The company provides the perfect opportunity to learn more about both national brands and retail own brands all under the same roof.

To apply for this exciting role, please send a copy of your CV quoting ref RR/2084 to ************************* or for a confidential discussion, please call me on **************

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