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Senior NPD Technologist/Manager

Job Title: Senior NPD Technologist/Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Essex
Salary: 29000 - 40000
Contact Name: Laura Snell
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Job Published: almost 4 years ago

Job Description

Senior New Product Development Technologist / Manager – Food Industry

Our Client a UK leader in innovative snacking, have an exciting opportunity to join their team. We are currently seeking a passionate and creative Senior New Product Development Technologist / Manager with strong drive and determination, this role offers a rewarding salary of up to £40,000pa. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an exciting and expanding business based in Essex.

Key responsibilities:

  • To provide market leading NPD solutions and direction to the business.
  • To provide technical support to customers in relation to food safety, legislation and product quality.
  • To identify cost saving opportunities through continued technical understanding.
  • Managing development from concept to launch
  • Building strong relationships with key retailers
  • Ability to Manage multiple products
  • A passion and understanding of quality products

Essential Skills / Qualifications:

  • A vast amount of food experience in either a retailer or manufacturer
  • Educated to degree level in either Food Science, Marketing or Business
  • Proven track record of effective NPD innovation of food products
  • Identifying of improvements to maximise sales
  • Solid food knowledge including raw materials
  • Effective understanding of the marketplace  
  • Innovation and creation of new products
  • Strong motivator with high levels of energy and enthusiasm
  • Be comfortable and effective as a customer facing contact
  • Customer liaison skills
  • A background in Snacking or Confectionary is desirable   

We are looking for a highly motivated Senior New Product Development Technologist / Manager with excellent communication and team working skills and a flexible approach to work. 

This is a great opportunity to be part of a successful expanding business.

In return for meeting the above criteria the successful candidate will be rewarded with a competitive salary of up to £40,000 dependent on experience.