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22 days ago
Salary band: £20k - £25k
Location: Warwickshire
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Anonymous
Category: Operations Jobs
NPD/Product Development Technologist - Leamington Spa - Circa 20k to 25k dependent upon experience.

Jonathan Lee Recruitment are pleased to offer a new permanent opportunity for a NPD Technologist or Product Developer to work with our client, a European wide business manufacturing short shelf life bakery products. You will be working within the supermarket desert category and will be developing deserts working to customer and company briefs. You will ideally be proficient in cooking and developing fresh pastry based deserts for example profiteroles or cream filled doughnuts. You will work with technical specialists ensuring you develop new products in line with quality standards and cost to manufacture.

Duties will include but are not limited to:

Develop innovative products, in a food safe manner.
Reproduce accurate samples, or amends against feedback in a timely and safe manner.
Accurately record recipes using Excel model.
Present products at internal reviews and Feasibility Meetings before presenting to the customer. Record this information and react to changes/ actions agreed in the meeting.
Source ingredients from suppliers with product and price briefs.
Obtain specification, MOQ and price for new ingredients.
Work with the Technical department to ensure all new ingredients and products meet relevant customer food policy criteria.
Work with the Purchasing Department to ensure all new ingredients meet the needs of the business.
Ensure products meet a commercially viable shelf life against existing comparable products.
Communicate effectively with other departments to ensure information is accurately transferred in a timely manner.
Ensure market place awareness for products, costs, flavours and product designs, through competitive review, innovation trips and publications. Translate information gathered for blue sky kitchen work and customer briefs.
Work with Packaging Manager to acquire innovative, cost effective and relevant packaging.
Assist in competitor shopping for product reviews / product analysis or product matching purposes.
Generate information from which customer submission forms can be created.
Support Process Team/Product Delivery Manager with scale up trials.
Take initiative to understand current factory capabilities.
Attend customer product presentations, present products in an accurate, informative and professional manner.

The ideal applicant will be able to demonstrate at least 3 years of cooking experience in a professional kitchen within pastry/deserts and also hold a HND or degree level qualification in Food Technology or a related subject. In return you will receive a competitive salary and a career path with a leading food manufacturer with operations across Europe.

For more information you can email or click apply to submit your CV.

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

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