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NPD Technologist
Yorkshire and the Humber - Batley, West Yorkshire WF17 5JE

NPD Technologist

Location: Fox’s Biscuits, Yorkshire 
Salary: Competitive + Benefits

Whether you’re a “Nibbler, Dunker or a Full Packet Muncher” – We’re all about being the best biscuit bakery in Britain!

What is the next “Rocky, Party Ring, Viennese, Crunch Cream”??? 

Are you a foodie with a passion for New Product Development (NPD) and you’re looking for an opportunity to develop yourself in one of the UK’s best bakeries?

If so we have an opportunity for a NPD Technologist to join our NPD team based at our Batley bakery.

You will work closely alongside the Development Manager developing a 24 month innovation pipeline for specified accounts. The NPD Technologist will be the lead developer on specified innovation and VE work streams, providing solutions for implementation across the business.

Roles like this really don’t come around very often, so if you’re an experienced NPD Technologist who is looking for a career building opportunity, and you feel it’s time to play in the big leagues – step up to the plate…and try not to crumble…

This is where you come in…

As the NPD Technologist you will manage delegated projects identified in the ROB (Retailer own Brand) development plan, comprising briefs both internal briefs and ROB briefs, ensuring that a Best in Class response is always delivered.

You will work closely with the Operations teams, proactively manage the transition of projects from concept to first production. Ensure that all defined processes are adhered to and a culture of continuous improvement is supported.

You will also proactively engage with suppliers, constantly challenging on cost and proposed solutions, identifying new suppliers where existing suppliers cannot adequately meet the requirements. As well as proactively work with suppliers to support training, innovation, cost saving and project delivery.

As the NPD Technologist you will also attend customer external benchmarking sessions and meetings, attend on site customer meetings and maintain an up to date awareness of market developments from an ingredient and competitor perspective, including regular reviewing relevant press such as Food Manufacture and The Grocer.

You will manage and prioritise your own time, and utilise test bakery technologist resources to maximum effect at all times. Complete customer submissions forms and other documentation and ensure full visibility of projects to HACCP teams.

This is an opportunity like no other and we’re looking to forward to seeing what you can really do…

About you
  • HND / Degree equivalent in Food Science/Technology or equivalent experience
  • Experienced in a similar position within the food industry
  • Bakery experience desirable but not essential
  • Good ingredient and process understanding.
  • Good Project Management skills
  • Proactive/self starter who wants to make a difference
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent process and system management (including external)
  • Excellent numerical skills
  • The ability to withstand pressure and undertake multiple projects
  • Good emotional intelligence and self awareness
  • Endlessly curious and passionate about food
  • A team player
  • The ability to work autonomously and make decisions
  • An infectious desire to shape the future of Fox’s biscuits

These roles don’t come around often, so don’t delay, we want to see your CV today………..

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