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New Product Development Technologist

  • Location: Banbury
  • Salary: £25k - 32k per year per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 17 days ago

New Product Development Technologist

£25000 to £32,000 plus Benefits 


Food Manufacturing

A food manufacturing company are looking for a New Product Development Technologist to join the product development and marketing team. You will be responsible for creating, developing and launching new products across the portfolio. You will have experience working within a new product development team with previous experience of developing products and keeping up with on trends.

As a New Product Development Technologist your day-to-day responsibilities will consist of.

  • Reporting into the into the Innovation Director, you will be responsible for Identifying consumer insights and subsequently develop compelling products.
  • You will get to know the current brands and understand the brand vision, values and standards, creating new, original NPD products in house and externally with our partners.
  • Prepare customer NPD samples & mock-ups, attending customer meetings where required.
  • Keep up to date with food trends by completing store visits and keeping abreast of industry updates.
  • Use appropriate research to test and benchmark products throughout the development process.
  • Lead, manage and inspire cross functional project teams to deliver successful NPD projects on time and to budget.
  • Assist the technical team with cooking validations and preparing samples for nutritional analysis for new products.
  • Coordinate trials with production and attend first production runs, translating what is made in the NPD kitchen to the factory.
  • Prepare products for internal and retailer presentations to showcase products
  • Support the Marketing team in developing a strong launch plan for your NPD.

An exciting opportunity for a Buyer with the following

  • Degree or equivalent qualification in a food related subject with at least 2 years’ experience working within the food industry.
  • A passionate foodie who loves to cook and is inspired by the latest trends and ingredients.
  • You will have a creative mindset and the drive and determination to bring new products to market.
  • Insatiable curiosity for understanding consumers and shoppers and the world they exist in.
  • Good understanding of the latest version of BRC & food legality.
  • Positive thinking and self-motivated individual with good communication skills

If you are a New Product Development Technologist  with the right experience and you want to be considered, please apply today or please contact James Randall at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 07947343990.

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.