NPD Technologist

Posted 10th January 2018
  • Suffolk
  • up to £30k
  • RR/3153

The Opportunity

NPD Technologist


Location: Suffolk

Salary: up to £30k

Reference: RR/3153

An excellent position has arisen for a NPD Technologist to join a great, growing food manufacturer in Suffolk. This really is an exciting time to be joining the business and develop products, concept to launch!


The Role:


  • Develop new products in response to customer briefs, ensuring that all products meet commercial, technical and customer requirements, with direction from NPD team.
  • Effectively transfer products from kitchen to factory, managing factory trials and the PIR process for the successful launch of new products.
  • Maintain awareness of new, innovative ingredients, raw materials, suppliers and relevant market trends to enable the development of ‘first to market’ products.
  • Develop effective relationships with customers and suppliers regarding the development of products.
  • Manage systems and information that can be accessed by all team members and make proposals for continuous improvement where necessary.
  • Proactively seek out NPD opportunities and ideas that will enhance business performance and complement customer strategies.
  • A flexible approach to travel regarding visiting customers and suppliers.
  • Demonstrate a consistent approach to Food Hygiene and Health & Safety procedures throughout the workplace.
  • Liaise regularly with operations, commercial and technical teams to ensure smooth lines of communication and understanding.
  • Any other duties which might reasonably be requested in association with this role in order to meet the needs of the business.


The Candidate:


  • Degree in a Food, food science, nutrition or similar.
  • Real passion for food, and creative mind
  • Understanding of NPD systems
  • A positive attitude, open to change with a proactive approach
  • Is proactive in establishing good relationships with internal/external customers and staff
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight and demanding timelines
  • Demonstrates excellence in all aspects of work

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please send a copy of your CV to quoting RR/3153 or call me on 01618327463 (office) / 0752249801 (mobile) for a confidential discussion.