Product Development Technologist

Basingstoke £30000 - £40000

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a rapidly growing and evolving segment of a global FMCG employer of choice, 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 food product developer - as an additional member of the team - 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 effects of ingredients and new process technologies and managing multiple projects. Experience of powder handling and processing would be highly desirable. You will also have a high level of numeracy in order to interpret trend analysis and consumer insights, with ideally some knowledge of statistical tools for analysing data.

In this role, you will

  • Effectively introduce improvements, modifications or new products into the factory by managing the product development workflow with other key functions. Providing recommendations for appropriate adjustments to product formulas and / or processes to deliver project
  • Collaborate with suppliers on continuous product quality improvement, new product ideas and emerging ingredient trends to ensure on time delivery and continuous supply of great tasting products
  • Research and understand current markets trends as well as competitor activities and incorporate that knowledge into development of new products
  • Design and execution of product line trials with the process and production teams and interact with the technical functions to plan and conduct validation testing and sensory evaluation on new/existing products. Providing appropriate recommendations for adjustments for products and/or processes
  • Create and maintain raw material and finished goods specifications for new and current products
  • Provide the necessary technical content to feed into the artwork process for product optimization and continuity of supply
  • Planning and executing shelf life testing to prove stability of products throughout life
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with the global R&D team, as well as cross-functionally

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

Key info:




£30000 - £40000



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