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NPD Technologist

Posted about 1 month ago by Personnel Placements
Location Salisbury Job Type
Salary 32000 - 32000 Sector Food Manufacturing

Our Client based in Salisbury is looking to recruit an NPD Technologist to join their evolving team.

As an NPD Technologist you will design and develop celebration cakes and ambient products that meet customer and manufacturing requirements. You will be required to Interpret NPD/EPD briefs and concepts into innovative, profitable and production friendly products as well as Identifying and drive key new product development project initiatives within the business.

You will be involved in Extending the bakery’s knowledge and innovation skills within the Development Department increasing our expertise.

Key Responsibilities for this role include:

  • Interpret NPD/EPD briefs and concepts into innovative, profitable and production friendly products
  • Identify and driving key new product development project initiatives within the business
  • Liaise with the Design team to ensure that visually products meet with customers’ expectations and deliver innovation to the market
  • Accurately record project details to ensure all information is available and transferable within Development and to other Departments. Assist in preparation of documents for handover meeting to the Process team
  • Ensure that NPD/EPD successfully translate from initial brief through to full factory production
  • Comply fully with the NPD/EPD procedure, undertaking any training necessary to improve the NPD/EPD process
  • Assist at factory trials and work with Process and Ops to ensure products are representative of what the customer approved
  • Assist the Development Account Managers in the successful delivery of new products to an agreed plan
  • Actively build relationships with suppliers to help maximise our knowledge within the category driving
  • Accurately record project details to ensure all information is available and transferable within Development and to other Departments. Assist in preparation of documents for handover meeting to the Process team
  • Ensure that NPD/EPD successfully translate from initial brief through to full factory production
  • Comply fully with the NPD/EPD procedure, undertaking any training necessary to improve the NPD/EPD process
  • Assist the Development Account Managers in the successful delivery of new products to an agreed plan

Skills and Experience required for this role include:

  • Previously held an NPD role
  • Retailer experience
  • Design, art and craft background
  • Bakery / Food Science / Patisserie qualifications or experience or knowledge, of design, art and crafts combined with cake decorating skills
  • Driving license
  • Interpret NPD/EPD briefs and concepts into innovative, profitable and production friendly products
  • Knowledge of bakery products and bakery procedures
  • Ability for recipe generation and recipe adjustments throughout the development process
  • Cake decorating skills
  • Have practical experience in the bakery industry

Salary circa for this full-time permanent role is £32,000.00

For more information about this role contact Jo on 01722 334433 or apply with your CV!

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