Senior NPD Technologist

Posted 22 April 2022

Location

Consett

Closing Date

20.05.2022

Job Description

Key Responsabilitties: 

  • Work alongside other key stakeholders to manage projects and coordinate project teams.  Deliver projects to hand-over stage and ensure their execution meets the time, quality and cost requirements as per the Project’s brief.
  • Communicate and manage all critical paths progress with the cross functional team ensuring regular progress updates.  Alongside project stakeholders ensure issues are resolved at the front end of the process.
  • Interpret product development briefs ensuring innovative and technologically competent solutions are in line with the project brief, customer expectations, operational constraints and commercial needs.  Follow the product development project through from concept to process handover.
  • Continually develop and update product development and technological knowledge
  • To work closely with the Customer & Brand Managers, purchasing team, process & Site teams to support the brand and retailer agendas and deliver projects.
  • Maintain awareness of market, consumer and restaurant trends and competitor activity to identify potential business opportunities
  • From time to time provide cover for other team members.
  • Actively engage blue sky thinking and put forward well-thought out concepts with clear rationale
  • Support the kitchen to deliver customer or development samples
  • To understand the basics of thermal processing and ensure products are developed safely and legally. To validate development projects
  • Liaise with procurement to organise the sourcing and approval of ingredients.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

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