Job Description: Product Development Technologist My client is one of the UK’s largest Food Manufacturer’s and they are looking to recruit a Product Development Technologist to work with Poultry based at their site in Herefordshire. The purpose of the role is to project manage the development and implementation of new productsfor the company. On a day to day basis the successful candidate will: · Ensure all developments meet customer, legal and food safety requirements · Ensure all new products are transferred to operations with a capable process and clear quality standards · Manage a number of customer focussed projects from brief to launch to customer deadlines · Run trials for the products · Organise nutritional, organopletic, microbiological and shelf life trials · Write customer specifications with the NPD technical team and supply detailed information to the team · Agreeing and signing off artwork as well as communication cook validations and writing quality standards In return you will receive a great salary and the opportunity to work in a high risk, fast paced and dynamic environment with the opportunity to career progress through one of the UK’s leading manufacturers. The ideal candidate will have experience in working with high risk products as well as having a passion for food. They will have worked in a Food manufacturing environment.
Job Description: My client is one of the UK’s largest Food Manufacturer’s producing a wide range of chilled products and they are looking to recruit a Senior Product Developer based at their site in Cambridgeshire. The purpose of the role is to develop and deliver ‘best in class’ commercially viable products from approved product brief to concept sign off supporting the NPD Product Development Manager / NPD Controller On a day to day basis the successful candidate will: · work to generate product concepts in line with NPD Briefs · work in anticipation of briefs utilizing previous experience and capturing market leading trends from restaurants and other sources. · quarterly present to the team forward thinking trends and flavours to stimulate NPD activity. · To formulate product concepts in line with specific briefs, ensuring factory capability is considered · use the costing tool to ensure product concepts are developed to a target raw material cost · source new raw materials and specifications in conjunction with procurement and technical · ensure that the specifications are checked by the technical team before the ingredient is used · To prepare / co-ordinate product samples and recipe / raw material / nutritional information for customer presentations · carry out, document and action conduct taste panels, comp shopping and product benchmarking of concepts versus competitor products if required · ensure that customer codes of practice are adhered to · assist the Product Manager and or Senior Product Developer with internal concept meetings and customer concept presentations as required · plan and organise workload to achieve demanding deadline · create and maintain product files for all new products in accordance with procedure · achieve ‘working at pace’ & delivery of smart objectives · ensure good housekeeping is adhered to in all development areas · complete all relevant and necessary paperwork accurate and in a timely manner In return you will receive a competitive salary with a great package including life insurance. The ideal candidate will have experience in a chilled environment and a passion for food.
Job Description: My client is one of the UK’s largest Food Manufacturer’s producing a wide range of chilled products and they are looking to recruit a Product Developer based at their site in Cambridgeshire. The purpose of the role is to have full accountability for designing and developing products that meet approved brief requirements, consumer/customer expectations and in line with the launch procedure. On a day to day basis the successful candidate will: Design and develop product concepts in line with approved project briefs aligned with customer’s codes of practices and standards as relevant, ensuring accuracy in all tasks. · Ensure concepts are costed using business approved costing template and meet or exceed margin expectations. · source new raw materials following new raw material procedures as designated by Technical and Procurement · Prepare and co-ordinate product samples, nutritional information and submission forms as per customer requirements. · To organize and execute workload to meet business needs highlighting any issues or obstacles to Senior Product Developers and NPD Manager in an honest and timely manner. · Organize and conduct benchmarking, recording learnings and implement subsequent actions. · Assist the NPD Manager and or Senior Product Developers with internal meetings and customer concept presentations as required. · To create and maintain product files for all new products in accordance with procedure. · To support all members of NPD team as required. · To support NPD manager and Senior Product Developers in managing, developing and maintaining the relationship between the company and all Customers through effective communication with the relevant customers’ product development team. · Maintain customer communication throughout the development procedure in a professional manner, upholding the integrity of the company. In return you will receive a competitive salary with a great package including life insurance. The ideal candidate will have a passion for food and want to excel their career within Development.
Job Description: My client is one of the UK’s largest Food Manufacturer’s producing a wide range of chilled products and they are looking to recruit a Senior Product Development Manager based at their site in Cambridgeshire. The purpose of the role is to manage the development and delivery of products from concept through to launch. The role will also include effectively planning the teams time and resource to deliver against the expectations of that division. On a day to day basis the successful candidate will: · Manage all NPD concept development projects with chilled products across the different sites within this division. · Ensure management of all NPD projects from receipt of project brief through to concept sign off using appropriate NPD tracking tools · Setting up and leading project teams, coordinating project meetings and producing project meeting minutes. · In line with business strategy and an increased understanding of the customer to develop best in class commercially viable propositions which meet the company’s margin hurdle rates. · To ensure that all products are costed accurately using the costing system at each stage of development highlighting and taking action where necessary. · Present fit for purpose products and packaging with costings at phase 2 and 3 to the relevant retailer teams. · To support the development team with work, presentations and detailed record keeping where required. · Monitor new raw materials ensuring technical, commercial and operational suitability is met. · Liaise with the packaging team for timely development and delivery of suitable packaging. · To keep the development critical path on track, managing and guiding internal and external customers to ensure that tasks are completed on or before time. · To manage the customer in the delivery of the critical path ensuring that slippage is managed in a timely manner. · Manage a team and develop them · Manage the budget and KPIs · Manage and maintain a customer relationship In return you will receive a competitive salary with a great package including a car, pension, healthcare and life assurance. The ideal candidate will have experience with working in a development role at a senior level, and have experience working with chilled products. They will have customer experience and have worked in a managerial level previously.