A UK leading FMCG manufacturer of added value Cooked Ready Meal Centres , are actively recruiting a NPD Technologist preferably with meat experience to support to the General Manager with all NPD projects for Key Accounts.
The successful candidate will ideally have a Food related subject Degree. More Importantly experience as an NPD Technologist within FMCG Food environment.
you're got to be a real 'foodie' who is passionate about NPD/Innovation, striving to progress your career. The candidate of choice will report directly to the General Manager and will have the ambition to progress to NPD Manager.
The NPD Technologist key responsibilities are to support the General Manager to present samples to external customers, to be an active contributor in tailoring samples to customer needs, pre-launch, project reviews and post launch meetings, whilst adhering to the BRC standards guidelines and the business NPD initiatives and strategies in order maintain growth.
This post will require the NPD Technologist to be focused, organised and tenacious, regularly exceeding your KPIs and your colleagues within the Team, as well as our customer expectations. Finally you will have a valid UK Driving Licence as regular travel between the manufacturing site and customers will be required with frequent need for overnight stays.
Degree 2.2 or above in a Food related subject Preferred but not essential
Experience of NPD projects Preferred
Experience NPD/Technical knowledge (preferably in the meat industry preferred but training can be provided)
Intermediate Food hygiene Preferred but training can be provided
UK full valid driving licence Essential
Computer literate Essential
Willingness to travel Essential
MUST be vibrant and positive with a can do attitude and the ability and confidence to communicate at all levels.
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