New Product Development Technologist

Recruiter
Absolute Recruitment UK Ltd
Location
Staplow
Salary
£20,000 per annum
Posted
09 Aug 2017
Closes
13 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Meadowbank Associates are currently working with an industry leading business to recruit for a New Product Development Technologist in order to cover a maternity leave.

This role is to start October 2017 for 14 months cover, including a 2 month handover.

Job responsibilities

  • Developing recipes for Mozzarella and Mozzarella blend products
  • Managing trails and NPD and on the pilot plant
  • Making up samples for customer presentations
  • Attending production trails and launches as required
  • Evaluation of new suppliers and ingredients and reporting on their suitability
  • Link with Technical and Production, with responsibility for making sure that new products make a smooth transition from trail and testing stages to dull production with the outcomes reported to all relevant staff.
  • To identify any critical issues with developments, make recommendations for improvements and make sure that everything complies with quality, safety and customer expectations.
  • Providing in-depth reports on the trails that accurately reflect the work carried out including all required measurements, comments and recommended actions and next steps detailing responsibility and agreed accountability
  • Ensuring all required internal documentation is completed and provided to the specification team on time and to the highest standard.
  • Have detailed practical knowledge of current factory processes.
  • Building strong relationships with all functions who interface with the development.
  • Facilitating customers visits during production trails.
  • Developing practical schedules for product launch and maintaining project plans and advising all stakeholders throughout the project on timings of achievable completion dates.
  • Liaising with purchasing colleagues to ensure that all incoming stock for initial production runs is in place.
  • Working with relevant machinery suppliers and packaging suppliers to ensure company is always up to date with the latest launches.
  • Assisting in customer presentations, conference calls, audits, visits etc. where required.
  • Ensuring traceability of the BRC Documentation throughout the project , ensuring any changes to recipe or process are communicated to stakeholders,
  • Ensure communication with all relevant departments is well maintained at all times to provide a consistent service to all customers
  • Trailing and assisting with commissioning new processing equipment either in support of a new product launch or to make improvements to current production processes.
  • Working with Technical to assess failing products in terms of recipe and offer recipe solutions.
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of the NPD facility.
  • Track monthly basis trail costs.

The ideal application will be or have;

  • Food technology background - ideally to degree level
  • Experience with mozzarella would be extremely beneficial
  • Attention to detail is extremely important
  • Computer literacy with good literacy and numeric skills
  • Able to work as an effective team member
  • Experience with Salesforece.com would be of an advantage
  • High levels of self-motivation, drive & commitment
  • Adopt high personal and professional standards
  • Driving licence
  • Be able to record and interpret data and make recommendations based on the conclusions
  • Excellent communicator in both written and verbal formats
  • A passion for food
  • Flexibility to cover trails and product monitoring

This position is a full time role working 40 hours per week.