NPD Technician / R&D

14 Jul 2018
28 Jul 2018
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R&D / NPD Technician, Shropshire Food / Drinks Manufacturer FMCG

We are recruiting for an R&D / NPD Technician role for a leading Food / Drinks manufacturer

Due to the expansion of the development team, a vacancy has arisen for a new R&D Technician to join the NPD Team. The successful candidate will be qualified in Food Technology/Food Science at degree or HND level, with notable experience within a development role, holding a real passion for food.

This role could be suitable for a person at the start of their career, or a person with many years established development experience.

Key responsibilities:

  • To be responsible for progressing multiple projects through the NPD system from brief to launch including keeping key personnel aware of any updates and delays.
  • To work closely with business wide functions to ensure product briefs are fully understood and NPD is fit for purpose.
  • To track project progress, manage the critical path and development process for projects whilst communicating regularly with key personnel.
  • To monitor final product costs throughout the development process and advise of any deviation whilst agreeing corrective action as appropriate.
  • To participate in the development of the channel plans whilst attending regular channel meetings, supporting through customer presentations and visits.
  • To arrange and conduct factory trials and 1st production runs.
  • To participate in the completion of QAS standards for NPD products.
    The successful candidate should possess the following attributes: Educated to Degree / HND level in Food Science / Food Technologist or related subject, with a clear demonstration of ability in this area and a real passion for food.
  • A strong understanding of new product development and manufacturing processes, and problem solving abilities... someone who can think outside the box whilst under pressure.

Salary: GBPCompetitive Salary (negotiable depending on experience) +Benefits

To Apply: Please press the 'apply' button

*Due to the amount of applications received, only those who our client wishes to progress will be contacted. If you have not received correspondence within 21 days then please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Thank you for reading this advertisement.

This role may be of interest to people interested in the following: Graduate Food Science, Research and Development, NPD Technologist Process Development, Product Development, NPD Manager, Product Development, QA Technologist, Technical Assistant, QA QC Quality Technician Technical Assistant Food Technologist Coordinator Controller QA Auditor