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Senior NPD Technologist

Salary:
£28000 - £30000 per annum 
Job Type:
Permanent 
Location:
Wisbech 
Sector:
Manufacturing and Production 
Job Ref:
DLM11 

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Senior NPD Technologist
Based in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Salary circa £30,000 + Excellent Benefits

One of the world’s leading producers of high quality fresh and prepared fruit are currently looking to recruit a Senior NPD Technologist at their Wisbech site in Cambridgeshire. Offering a competitive package including Life Assurance, PHI and a Group Personal Pension Plan, this is an exciting opportunity to help shape the future of the UK division of the best known fruit company in the world.

The Role
Reporting to the Category & Innovations Manager and working in a close-knit team, in a lively, fun environment, you will be responsible for developing new products, and redeveloping existing products , running the whole project from brief, and concept right through to launch. Working largely on branded products, you will work across all major channels from retail, to foodservice, wholesale, and Food to Go, focussing solely on prepared fruit. You will be expected to keep abreast of the developing market, regularly meeting and working with customers to develop the right range of products, monitoring all macro food trends and driving the market using all of the latest information.

The Candidate
o Experience in an NPD role in food manufacturing environment, preferable chilled, short shelf-life products
o A deep understanding of the NPD process together with excellent project management skills
o A keen interest in food with knowledge of different market channels; retail, wholesale, food-to-go etc
o An understating of food health and safety regulations and a good grasp of HACCP
o A driven and confident individual with a hand on attitude and excellent communications skills

The Company
A global leading vertically integrated producer and marketer of high quality fresh and prepared fruit. For more than 100 years the brand has forged a reputation for quality, freshness and reliability that is second to none.

The job may be suitable for candidates who have experience as the following: NPD Technologist, Process Food Technologist, NPD Manager, NPD Technician, Process Development Technologist, Food Technologist.

The position will suit candidates based in: Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Spalding, Holbeach, King’s Lynn, Downham Market, March, Ely, Chatteris.

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