New Product Development (NPD) Process Technologist
The NPD Process Technologist will work as part of a team who are focused on creating and developing new market ready products for current and new customers. To achieve this the post holder must have a sound knowledge of the Company’s current products, be forward thinking and stay head of consumer taste trends and be able to match recipes to factory processes. A key requirement will therefore be having a sound understanding of the production process.
- Aiding with the development of new viable market ready products in line with current market trends.
- Keeping up to date with nutritional guidelines and market trends and implementing them into new and existing products.
- Managing the critical path of projects.
- Liaising with internal and external customers as and when required.
- Running factory trials of new products.
- Packaging and sending samples of products to customers
- Presenting and demonstrating new products to existing and new customers.
- Ensuring all developments satisfy price, quality, technical and operational parameters.
- Maintaining all relevant paperwork.
- Liaise with relevant departments to keep them up to date with the progress of projects.
- Liaising with and assisting the NPD Manager and Development Chef.
- Contributing to the overall commercial strategy and growth of the business.
- Any ad hoc duties required to ensure the NPD kitchen runs effectively.
The role is within an extremely fast paced environment. Applicants must be a creative and innovative thinker, have the ability to develop recipes using factory processes and have a sound understanding of consumer trends. Furthermore, they must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and have a passion for delivering results and exceeding expectations.
Previous experience of working in an NPD role is desirable.
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If you are interested in this position please submit your CV with a covering letter to Pamela.Macdougall@thistleseafoods.com