process and development technologist

Salary: £27K
Sector: New Product Development
Location:
Job type: Permanent

Job Description

A leading UK client of ours within the innovative food manufacturing industry has an opportunity for a Process and Development technologist.
This role is a business-critical position that will involve working closely with the technical team.

The Role
Approval to Launch Management:
To take approved concepts through to successful launch in the factory:
• closely liaise with NPD colleagues and the Technical team, ensuring up-to-date awareness
• of customer briefs
• assist with internal feasibility assessment in terms of product design and the product
• process
• co-ordinate / carry out daily trial activities, assessing new raw materials and ensuring draft
• process control documentation is prepared in advance
• carry out all post-trial tasks in order to confirm relevant product information e.g. customer
• re-heat instructions, organoleptic assessment, freeze suitability & transit approval and
• provision of product quality standards, making available process documentation for launch
• preparation for / attendance at product photography sessions
• preparation and responsibility for both pre-production runs and product launches, and, set
• up new products on recipe / equipment software systems as relevant

Innovation:
To regularly review materials (including packaging), products and processes to drive innovation:
• visit (potential) suppliers to assess the benefits of new raw materials (including packaging)
equipment, representing the Company in a professional manner and providing
documented evidence on which to base informed decisions; and play an active role in the
commissioning of new equipment by attending trials and ensuring that trial findings /
results are reported, identifying outstanding action(s) / the next step(s).
Development:
To support the concept team during the initial development process for projects and briefs:
This may include:
• Making samples in the development kitchen
• Checking nutritional results for recipes
• Putting recipes together and understand functional ingredients
• Completing NPD paperwork and sample submission forms
And
• Continuous Improvement / Lean Manufacturing/Projects
• Managing relationships and Communication
• And more!

The Candidate
• Knowledge of food/drinks manufacturing processes
• Understanding of supply chain principles and practice desirable
• Proven track record within food manufacturing environment
• Minimum HNC / HND or comparable course in relevant food technology or related qualifications, Experience with HACCP desirable (training will be provided) Food Hygiene Certificate (training will be provided)
• Able to sustain and develop team working and team based problem solving.
• Good level of numerical and analytical ability.
• Good planning and coordinating skills
• Proficient in Microsoft Office with strong Word and Excel skills
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent internal and external customer service skills
• Ability to build effective relationships with work colleagues.
• Able to achieve results by setting high standards and committing to clear
• objectives.
• Excellent culinary skills
• ideal applicant could have two years’ experience with an up-to-date
• knowledge of food manufacturing, processes & equipment. Alternatively, this
• role may suit a recent Food Technology Student or Placement looking to gain
• solid experience

Benefits

• 22 days + 8 bank holidays
• Pension 3%

Meet your consultant
Emily Greene
emily.greene@drnewitt.com

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