Product Development Specialist

Basingstoke £47000 - £57000

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a rapidly growing and evolving segment of a global FMCG employer of choice in this new role, leading the end to end concept-to-launch product development pipeline for the European market.

Our client is looking for a driven and highly motivated product developer to work as a technical and cross-functional lead at the forefront of food technology, developing new product strategy and driving innovation and excellence for a number of market-leading consumer products.

About you

You will be qualified by degree (or equivalent) in food science or food technology and have a sound technical understanding of the effect of ingredients, experience of powder-manufacturing processes, new process technologies and managing multiple projects. You will also have a high level of numeracy in order to interpret trend analysis and consumer insights, with some knowledge of statistical tools for analysing data.

In this role, you will

  • Understand customer and consumer insights and translate these into robust, safe, legal and repeatable specifications using appliance of technical and scientific competencies.
  • Leverage your own skills and experience and combine with internal and external technologies to ensure the effective IP protection of newly developed technologies to drive product superiority.
  • Keep abreast of industry, consumer and technology trends as well as the activity of competitors, whilst ensuring that these insights are incorporated into the development of a superior product offering.
  • Ensure delivery of the full R&D activity plan according to agreed timings, budget and quality standards, balancing the need for internal work versus the opportunities to outsource.
  • Manage projects - NPD and Supply continuity initiatives, involving multifunctional and global teams in addition to translating legal, internal and consumer requirements into efficient product delivery.
  • Build and leverage strong interfaces internally and externally with the aim of building a network that can provide a quick way to find expertise and technologies.
  • Drive engagement within the Ingredients team, and support the development manager in driving engagement in the whole team.
  • Support Development manager in the definition and implementation of the Development strategy.

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual looking to further their career. If you are interested and have a proven track record of success, we would like to hear from you. Please call Camilla Clark at Rockfield Specialist Recruitment or apply now, with your CV, on-line.

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£47000 - £57000



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