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NPD Technologist


NPD Technologist
£28-32K DOE

Manucomm are currently seeking a NPD Technologist / New Product technologist for a Food Manufacturer based just off the M5 near Bristol. My Client has been in existence for over 30 years and is privately owned. As one of a team of NPD Technologists you will be part of a multi-disciplinary team based at my clients Innovation Centre in a converted church near Bristol. Although based in the Innovation Centre, you will be required to occasionally visit manufacturing sites around the UK and Ireland.

The role of the NPD Technologist will involve delivering new products & customer launches to market through:

·Attending and contributing to the daily stand-up meeting with scrum team members to discuss planned and completed work tasks,
·Driving the development of products from chef handover to launch taking into consideration cost, market trends, microbiological hazards, customer profile, ease of processing, travel, packaging and testing
·Ensuring the ingredient/product information is accurate, up-to-date and consistent across different ingredients and suppliers in the online NPD system
·Ensuring ingredient specs are completed on time in full by our suppliers
·Understanding any impact of ingredient choices and factory processes on food safety
·Creating manufacturing specifications and generating other required reports using the NPD system
·Building relationships with the manufacturers, understanding their capabilities and spending time on site with their development teams to create exciting products in an efficient way, following the products through to the launch and beyond
·Generating/formatting/checking information for product labeling including descriptions and ingredients in accordance with current legislation
·Proof reading of artwork against pack copies ensuring consistency across all cutter guides/product types
·Liaising and communicating with the manufacturers, other members of the NPD team, ops team, technical team and account managers throughout the development and launch process
·Attending factory trials and product launches at various locations across the UK and Ireland

New Product Development Experience / Qualifications

·3+ years’ experience in NPD/process within FMCG, and having visited/worked in several different food manufacturing sites
·Specification management/artwork proofing with an FMCG food company
·Experience in working in a fast-paced environment, working with a high volume of SKUs
·Knowledge of UK labelling legislation
·A strong interest in food outside of work and awareness of market trends

Key Words – Innovation, NPD Technologist, NPD Development, Graduate NPD

This role is commutable from Wells, Cheddar, Bridgwater, Bristol, Weston Super Mare, Glastonbury

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