Senior New Product Development Technologist
Sector: New Product Development
Location: Central Scotland
Job type: Permanent
Job title NPD Technologist
Main purpose of the role:
•To develop new products and processes working on a project basis as driven by the NPI project funnel.
•To full own projects assigned and facilitate their on-time delivery
•To provide cost-effective and fit for purpose recipes. In accordance with the requirement of both the client and customer.
•To provide support to the factory and the wider business as requested. Ensure our NPD and wider business processes and procedures are adhered to at all times.
•Lead the project from an NPD perspective and provide the required specialist
input to ensure the translation from Gate - Kitchen prototypes - Factory production.
•Plan and manage the progress of development projects from first assignment of a Gate to product launch. Ensure this plan is aligned with the project critical path by maintaining a close communication with the NPD Hub and the project owner.
•Maintain an accurate record of all works undertaken on recipe trackers and reporting of status against each project to the NPD Project Manager.
The ideal candidate:
•A minimum of 3 years’ experience within an NPD or related function in the Food
Manufacturing Industry supported by a minimum 2 years working as an NPD Technologist.
•Knowledge and experience of retailer manufacturing standards,
Excellent communication and influencing skills at all levels within the business.
Close attention to detail and accuracy of work.
•Driven and embraces change.