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NPD Technologist

up to 34,500

Bristol

Company 

Our client is a successful, dynamic business supplying a vast range of chilled and ambient products into a well-known blue chip and international company base. Despite their fast moving pace and busy environment, this is a friendly and family oriented place to work, with the promise of training and development to progress your career. 

Key Accountabilities 
Delivering new products & customer launches to market as part of a team, through:

•    Driving the development of products from chef handover to launch taking into consideration cost, market trends, microbiological hazards, customer profile, ease of processing, travel, packaging and testing
•    Ensuring the ingredient/product information is accurate, up-to-date and consistent across different ingredients and suppliers in the online NPD system 
•    Ensuring ingredient specs are completed on time in full by our suppliers
•    Creating manufacturing specifications and generating other required reports using the NPD system
•    Building relationships with the manufacturers, understanding their capabilities 
•    Generating/formatting/checking information for product labelling in accordance with current legislation
•    Proof reading of artwork against pack copies ensuring consistency 
•    Liaising and communicating with the manufacturers, other members of the NPD team, ops team, technical team and account managers throughout the development and launch process
•    Attending factory trials and product launches at various locations across the UK and Ireland
•    Assisting in the sourcing new ingredients where appropriate
•    Investigating new food trends and competitor activity 

Personal Profile

•    Food science or nutrition degree
•    Previous experience in an NPD role
•    Specification management/artwork proofing with an FMCG food company
•    Knowledge of UK labelling legislation
•    High attention to detail and the ability to manage your own time 
•    An innovative foodie with a passion for cooking
•    Confident with presenting to customers and suppliers in person 

REF: W40878LS

Liane Stockman

Liane Stockman

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