Location: Northamptonshire, England
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + plus benefits
Posted: 5 months ago
Contract Type: Temporary or Contract
Industry: Food
Contact Name: Russ Malin

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NPD and Specifications Technologist

Job Description

Our client is a highly successful market leading specialist food manufacturing company in Northamptonshire

Due to continued success they are now looking to recruit a Junior NPD & Specifications Technologist paying £22,000 - £30,000 depending on background and experience

The Junior NPD Specifications Technologist role will be a 12 month contract initially but will very likely develop into a permanent role; and is part of the team responsible for the development and optimisation of specialist food products. This is a busy varied role that involves building relationships with suppliers, supplier auditing, product and process development, project management, managing assigned NPD projects from concept to factory handover, reviewing product quality and identifying opportunities for improvement and cost reductions, creating and agreeing raw materials technical specifications, reviewing analysis of raw materials and finished products. Responsibilities will also include recipe development and control, ensuring technical library is kept up to date, running trials for NPD, creating and agreeing raw material specs, leading product panels, and ensuring final pack artworks are compliant with regulations and legislations.

The successful Junior NPD Specifications Technologist will have a degree in a food / science based subject or equivalent, and have previous experience in food or drink, process or development. Any experience of auditing, specification writing, or NPD would be advantageous. The successful candidate will be customer focused, results driven, have strong listening, planning and priority setting skills and excellent relationship building ability.

Benefits for the Junior NPD Specifications Technologist role include:

£22,000 - £30,000 per annum
28 days holiday
Pension, Staff Shop, Canteen & Parking

If you are interested in the Junior NPD Specifications Technologist role, please apply today!


This vacancy is based in the United Kingdom. Barker Ross Staffing Solutions only operates in the UK and can only process applications from candidates who are currently a resident and eligible to work in the UK.

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