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NPD Technologist

Job Reference:
V/13028/EFB
Date Posted:
12 January 2018
Location:
Worcestershire, West Midlands
Salary:
Up to £25,000 depending on experience
Sector:
Food
Job Function:
NPD
Job Type:
Permanent

Job Description

This client focuses on innovation, expertise, creativity and pace. These values ensure an imaginative atmosphere to constantly create new, extraordinary and successful products as well as concepts. This company is run with a family feel and provides employees with security, progression and development. They also take environmental sustainability very seriously, using a combination of energy saving projects.

They are looking for an experienced NPD Technologist to join their strong NPD Team, focusing on nutritional product development. You would be supporting the department from initial concept to launch.

Responsibilities:

  • Sample Management, from preparation to evaluation and storing. Including being responsible for sending samples out to external laboratories for analytic and micro testing when needed.
  • Maintaining a library of nonstandard raw materials, including all respective technical documentation.
  • Creation of customer formulations as well as assisting in the development of new recipes for internal evaluation during the development process.
  • Responsible for running taste panel assessments, including setting up and compiling results
  • Internal communication with the technical and quality teams to ensure that all specifications and relevant raw materials or recipes are available prior to trails and production launches.
  • Attending customer meetings, both internal and external as well as other company sites, suppliers and trials.
  • Set up shelf life evaluations of all new products from 1 st productions, trials and concepts as directed by the NPD Manager.

Requirements:

  • Graduated from a food related discipline.
  • Desirable for 2 years' experience in NPD
  • Understanding of ingredients and nutrition
  • Technical understanding
  • Ability to work on own and use initiative
  • Flexible and confident

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