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Innovation & Npd Technologist

Company: Spencer Ogden    Location: Kingston upon Hull
£25,000 + Benefits
Hull (Kingston-Upon-Hull)
8am-5pm, Monday-Friday

My client is large food company with over 10 UK-based manufacturing facilities. They require an Innovation & NPD Technologist to join one of their sites in Hull.

The site is high, low and medium risk (at different stages of the manufacturing process). They have a large number of different product lines and the pace is extremely fast-moving. The atmosphere is very positive and collaborative, and communication between departments is excellent. At the same time, there is very little ´hand-holding´, so the Innovation & NPD Technologist must be a self-motivated and self-assured professional.

The Innovation & NPD Technologist role (includes but is not limited to):

  • Proactively develop concepts for multiple customers and across multiple categories, working with the innovation chefs
  • Manage NPD projects through to handing them over to the Process team
  • Challenge the status-quo in order to deliver objectives
  • Translate market insights into concepts
  • Work with other relevant departments (such as Marketing and Technical) to drive development projects
  • Source new ingredients
  • Support the Process Team in factory trials
  • Support the Technical Team to generate customer documentation
  • Travel to conferences, events, workshops and to other sites within the Division where necessary
  • Take the lead in taste panels and customer presentations
  • Report to the Head of Innovation
The ideal Innovation & NPD Technologist:
  • A passion and dedication to fantastic food
  • Confidence and the tenacity to succeed
  • Degree educated (or equivalent)
  • Excellent communication skills and he ability to build collaborative professional relationships
  • Experience of NPD within food manufacturing and a dedication to pursuing a career in this field
  • Project management and organisational skills
Please apply online or contact Gilbert Gregory on 0161 227 4918 or gilbert.gregory@spencer-ogden.com for more information.

For more information about this role please contact our Manchester office