NPD Technologist - North Scotland

Silven Recruitment

  • Location: North Scotland
  • Job Type: NPD/Food Technology
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Salary: c. £45,000
  • Date Posted: 22/12/2021
  • Expiry Date: 31/01/2022

NPD Technologist

Salary c. £45,000

(North Scotland)

Job ref: FE/10272


Are you looking for a new challenge in NPD? Do you want to join a well-established food manufacurer with exciting plans for growth? Located in the beautiful, scenic area of Northern Scotland, my client is looking for a new NPD Technologist to join their creative team.


The Role

Reporting to the NPD Manager, the key objective of the role is to lead product development projects from NPD to successful launch into the marketplace. Main responsibilities include:

  • Develop fit for purpose recipes which are cost effective and are in accordance with the brand, project brief, and consumer demand
  • Provide insight and product lead technical information to the commercial, marketing, and wider technical teams to help generate/identify opportunities for EPD, NPD & NPI
  • Lead projects from development perspective, development stage to launch
  • Adhere to technical specifications and quality expectations
  • Support process team during the upscaling and trailing stages of development
  • Work alongside the QA Manager to assess existing procedures and identify improvement opportunities
  • Actively involved in existing product assessments lead by the EPD Technologist to ensure a sound understanding of existing product performance is maintained


The Candidate

The successful candidate will:

  • Degree level educated in a Food or Science related discipline or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in the food manufacturing industry within an NPD function
  • Experienced in driving, managing, and delivering NPD projects to deadlines
  • Knowledge and experience with retailer manufacturing standards (M&S, JS, Waitrose, and Tesco preferred)
  • Sensory evaluation training advantageous
  • Excellent written and oral communication across all levels of the business


The Package

  • Salary c. £45,000
  • Relocation package available
  • Monday – Friday


Next Steps

To apply for this role, please contact Faith Eastwood at Silven on either 07399 824435, 0161 8327463 or quoting reference FE/10272