This well-established global business is a supplier of high-quality natural ingredients to some of the world’s largest food, beverage and pharmaceutical companies. They are now looking to recruit an Applications Technologist.
This position will assist in the development of high-quality market ready products showcasing a range of natural and innovative food ingredients.
The Application Technologist will make high quality products across the different categories (e.g. beverages, dairy, bakery, confectionery, chocolate) using a varied range of ingredients including flavours, colours, juices, powders and many other ingredients. The jobholder will help with the efficient daily running of the NPD Department. This will include following food and equipment safety protocols, good hygiene practice and materials stock control.
Hands on practical work to make consistent high quality product samples
Leading projects independently as well as working with the team supporting them to deliver projects
Working with team to ensure application lab is kept safe, hygienic, clean and ensuring stock control, in accordance with health & safety policies.
Delivering all assigned application projects and workload on time and to the required quality
Providing selections for customers on time and fully completed
Creating new products that meet customer briefs
Occasional travel to other locations and to customers may be required
Being adaptable and willing to work on a broad range of different tasks and projects
Competent practical skills to be able to make products
Positive can-do attitude
Results driven – On time and in full to the required high quality
Work independently in applications laboratory able to follow instructions and recipes
Collaborating with others in a positive way
The ability to communicate with people of all levels, both written and verbally
Project management skills – able to prioritise, plan and organize own workload
An understanding of how flavours and ingredients interact in products to be able to create new recipes to meet customer requirements
An understanding of application equipment and process manufacturing technology
Willingness and interest in the tasting of all types of products
Degree or an equivalent qualification in a scientific field - Food Science or Technology preferred
At least two years work experience in new product development ideally within the ingredients industry, hands-on practical experience is advantageous
This position is based in Hertfordshire, there is no option for hybrid working
To apply, send your CV to our People Consultant Lisa Fox and she will have a chat with you about the role and your experience. Please quote ref: W40933LHF
Only those based in the UK with the legal right to work in the UK need apply.
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