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NPD Technologist - (Food Manufacturing)

Posted 9 March by REED Scientific Easy Apply Featured Ended
Reed Scientific are currently recruiting for a NPD Technologist for our client, a food manufacturer based in the Newport Valleys, South Wales. The company is a growing, profitable company with a strong customer base and a diverse product range.

Role and Responsibilities

Management of NPD projects from concept through to launch.
Project management to ensure that projects are launched on time and to the standards expected by our customers.
To include:
o Attendance of presentations to customers and preparation of all necessary documentation, sample submission forms, etc
o Liaising with chefs and customers to ensure that project briefs are being adequately met
o Ensuring recipes meet the requirements of our customers in terms of Brand Standards, etc
o Completing specifications
o Ensuring new raw materials and packaging involved in the project comply with customer requirements and those of the factory
o Involvement in factory trials
o Arranging product analysis – shelf-life, nutritional, cook verification, travel test, etc
o Ensuring all levels of product packaging and format is fit for purpose
o Artwork sign-off process and attendance of print runs, ensuring product labelling complies with relevant legislation for country of sale
o Generation of factory recipes and manufacturing instructions
o Generation of outer case labelling
o Handover of product to production team
o Follow-up visits to customers ensuring product has been launched successful


o Degree (or equivalent) in Food Science & Technology or related Food Science subject
o Experience in an NPD role in a Food Manufacturing environment
o Have to have experience with development projects for UK retailers
o Qualified to degree level in food technology or similar, or be able to demonstrate experience that has provided similar level of knowledge
o Good awareness of food technology, food safety and manufacturing processes

Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business

Reference: 34649411

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