NPD Technologist


NPD Technologist

Hours: Monday – Friday 37.5hrs per week – Flexibility required within a 9 – framework Permanent
Salary: Competitive

Job Background:

Working in collaboration with NPD Manager and relevant production cells to facilitate the development of product concepts into efficient full scale factory manufacture.

The Role:

Duties include (but are not limited to):

  • React to customer derived and internal project briefs
  • Support to sales and new business development regarding technical issues concerning new products
  • NPD kitchen management. Responsible for general maintenance of equipment, stock rotation of ingredients and kitchen hygiene
  • Sourcing of ingredients required for new products
  • Production of concept samples for customers
  • Update new product development conceptual files in designated database
  • Developing concept recipes into feasible production scale batches
  • Working directly with production section managers and key process staff keeping them informed of potential new products
  • Responsible for organising and carrying out production trials for new products and sign off new process/recipes with the relevant production teams
  • Responsible for the manufacture of product samples to confirm nutritional composition and shelf life of new products
  • Responsible for HACCP evaluation of new products and liaising with HACCP team leader
  • Product engineering – improving production efficiency/quality of new or existing products
  • Responsible for the estimation and trial of new or alternatively sourced materials for existing products
  • Work with engineering and packaging origination officer on equipment efficiency and packaging alternatives
  • Generate factory documentation, including Internal specifications, process and recipe sheets. Liaise with specification manager for factory issue
  • Handover of information to specification manager to generate customer specifications

Role Objectives:

In conjunction with NPD Manager create new recipes and/or support the sales team to bring on board new customers.

In conjunction with the Supply Chain Quality, Production Teams, identify and evaluate cost reduction opportunities.

Key Personal Attributes:

  • Proven experience and knowledge of process and plant equipment
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Excellent planning and time management skills
  • Proactive, drives and delivers results while working independently or as part of a team
  • Conscientious and diligent

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