Senior NPD Technologist

Posted 23 January 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Discipline Food Manufacturing / FMCG
Contact NameAnna Hall

Job description

Vickerstock are proud to be recruitment partners with our global Food Manufacturing client based in Coleraine in their search for a focused Senior NPD Technologist to join a fast paced, agile, and ambitious business on a one year maternity cover contract.

As the successful Senior NPD Technologist, you'll be working in the dairy team across the cheese portfolio working with the NPD, technical and operations team to drive the projects through the development process in a timely manner and win in the market by providing relevant product design to create brilliant recipes that will be loved by our customers and deliver commercially for the business.

What we have to offer you:

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday plus stats
  • Healthcare
  • Pension contributions
  • Life assurance

What your typical day will look like:

  • Interpretation of briefs to ensure the development of innovative and technologically competent solutions that are in line with brand/customer expectations.
  • Work closely with R&D Manager, NPI, Chef, Technical & Regulatory team to manage projects & co-ordinate project teams.
  • Support the communication & management of all critical paths, ensuring that R&D are actively liaising with cross functional teams to discuss all new products, raw materials, and processing to iron out issues at the front end of the development process.
  • Develop recipes in line with customer and business guidelines.
  • Complete product trials to enable customer samples submissions, nutritional analysis, shelf-life testing and photography can be completed.
  • Complete all relevant documentation from trials in line with customer and business guidelines to enable smooth hand over to NPI and successful product launches.
  • Follow the product quality of each project from concept, recipe development, process design and scale-up to NPI handover and successful finished product launch.
  • Maintain awareness of market, customer & restaurant trends, and competitor activity
  • Prepare/agree specifications for all new raw materials, packaging, and processes alongside the technical department.

Your essential ingredients:

  • Previous experience in the Food Manufacturing with preference in the Dairy industry
  • Degree in a Food Science, Dairy or equivalent qualification
  • Recipe development experience
  • Excellent trial planning skills from Kitchen top to large scale factory scale up.
  • Product/Menu Costing experience
  • Project Management skills
  • Excellent computer skills (Agile, MS Office, SAP)
  • Passionate about food

What we hope you do next:

Sound like the career move you've been after and would like to hear more, pick up the phone to me, Anna, now on 028 9031 3720, or send an updated CV - in Word format - via the link on the page.

If this job doesn't quite get the taste buds flowing but like me, you are passionate about food, let's get a chat and see how I can help.