This established and continually growing food business are pioneers in the chilled category, supplying a broad clientele with increasingly innovative branded and own label products. They are seeking an inventive Senior Development Technologist to drive innovations projects for major retail customers.
Reporting to the NPD Manager you’ll be instrumental in the development of products from concept to handover, adapting existing ranges with current trends as well as creating new product ideas with a competitive edge. You’ll work in collaboration with one of the company’s major accounts, taking responsibility for translating customer briefs into commercially viable ranges in line with the critical path as well as set budgets and timescales. Using your market awareness you will be up to date with movements in the industry, presenting pioneering concepts to high profile customer contacts and impressing them with your food knowledge and skills. In addition you’ll be benchmarking products regularly to gain awareness of the market whilst contributing to Blue Sky Innovation within the team to maximise competitor advantage.
We are looking for a Senior Development Technologist with a real love for food, new trends and experience of working in a concept to handover role for a food manufacturer –ideally within food to go. You’ll have previously worked in a fast paced environment where you have gained a variety of project management techniques, in particular critical path and gated processes. Strong enthusiasm as well as great presentation, communication and interpersonal skills are essential coupled with the ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with internal teams plus key customers. You’ll also need exceptional attention to detail and great organisation skills in order to achieve success in this rewarding role.
So if you are a passionate foodie who is keen to join a progressive and supportive business where you can enhance your NPD skills further then apply now or call Rachel on 0345 2600 737 to find out more.
Also, please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.