Junior Development Technologist

Silven Recruitment Posted 24/02/2020
  • Greater Manchester
  • c£20K
  • GG/6563

The Opportunity

Junior Development Technologist



Greater Manchester     


Job Reference: GG/6563


This is an entry level position with a well-established food manufacturer which produces an incredibly popular range on products.


The Role


  • Follow the NPD Process, completing all required paperwork in an accurate & timely manner. Escalate to direct line manager any deviations from process.
  • Produces kitchen samples from recipes provided.
  • Liaising with other departments to request/ gathering raw materials, arranging couriers.
  • Samples produced are labelled accurately and supporting information accompanies samples when sent to customer.
  • Carries out all necessary parameter checks on all samples produced from kitchen or factory trials, and accurately records the information.
  • Carry out benchmarking and taste panels.
  • Be able to manage own timescales escalating to line manager when timescales are unachievable.
  • Write QAS documents for new products and amendments to products which are detailed and accurate, with support initially but working towards being able to write without guidance.
  • Carry out basic factory trials with support.
  • Carries out shelf life testing.
  • Keeps direct manager up to date with project process.
  • Maintain excellent organisation of kitchen and storage areas.
  • Keep up to date with food trends and macro trends which influence food choices.  Start to make proactive product ideas and product improvements.


The Candidate


Food Related Degree or experience working in a food manufacturing environment

  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent IT skills, in particular excel
  • Can do attitude
  • HACCP awareness either through workplace or degree
  • Passionate about food


Next Steps


Get in touch! If you think this role is for you, send your CV to gilbert.gregory@silven.co.uk with GG/6563 as a subject or give me a call on 0161 832 7463.