Senior Development Technologist, South Wales

Salary: Negotiable
Sector: New Product Development
Location: South Wales
Job type: Permanent

Job Description

Senior New Product Development (NPD) Technologist – South Wales

We are currently seeking a highly motivated and ambitious NPD professional to join one of our leading clients at their site in South Wales. This person will be responsible for managing and coordinating development projects in both chilled and frozen meat categories, primarily for their key customers and retail giants.

The main responsibilities of this Senior New Product Development (NPD) Technologist will include:

• Taking responsibility for the coordination and presentation of NPD & EPD to retail customers
• Remaining aware of relevant food trends and food innovation, attending appropriate food safaris, retail visits and inspiration days both with and without the customer
• Working closely with the Technical Account Manager and other team members including the development chef, production, technical, purchasing and commercial teams
• Conducting all NPD activities in accordance with company standards and industry best practice
• Managing and co-ordinating customer briefs
• To be customer facing and developing strong and positive relationships with customers
• Being proactive in all aspects of product development in respect to new process and product improvements
• Undertaking Research & Development projects as and when required
• Maintaining health and safety and hygiene standards in accordance with company rules and regulations

The ideal candidate for this Senior New Product Development (NPD) Technologist role will have:

• A Degree or foundation in Food Technology or a relevant Science or applied Science subject
• Previous demonstrated experience in the food industry in a NPD / Development position
• Understanding of HACCP and Microbiological standards
• Experience in gathering and agreeing technical standards, demonstrating knowledge of regulatory requirements for food safety and labelling
• Experience in processing Poultry/ Meat would be highly preferred
• Experience in a customer-facing role and with strong presentation skills

If this role is of interest, please send a copy of your CV to hazel.watson@drnewitt.com, or give me a call on 0161 833 0181 and ask for Hazel.
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Hazel Watson
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