Focus Management Consultants Limited

Recruitment Specialists for the food and drink industry

Development Technologist, Merseyside

Location: North West

County / State: Merseyside

Job type: Permanent

Category: New Product Development

Reference: ZEG893818

Consultant: Zoe Gmaj

Start date: Asap

Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 per annum plus (DOE) Bonus, Pension and HC


Working in R&D, NPD, Product Innovation within food but want a new challenge, business with opportunities to progress with a fun culture?...

Job Description

As I pulled up to the building I could just about see through the shaded glass, "WOW" I thought!...Inside I could see a modern, state of the art Development kitchen with a live training demonstration from a lady in her chef whites. Shiny stainless steel bouncing the colours of the company's products and ingredients proudly on show around the room. First impressions count!...The reception displays, with pride and vision, products with a real sense of quality and enthusiasm. The site reflects the values of the business and everyone who works for it. Think Master-chef meets Bake Off!

People are the future here, so if you want to be using your ideas, and be pro-active in your approach you can really make a difference. This is a long-term product innovation team so you will be thinking and working on projects 3-5 years in advance. You will keep ahead of consumer trends and become an expert in your field. This may involve competitor product analysis, sourcing and researching new functional ingredients, looking at fashion and colour trends, food safaris, new packaging technologies, processing techniques, the list is endless.

Why is it different? As well as long-term group projects you will support multiple UK NPD site based teams on shorter term projects too, giving you variety, immersing you in the business to allow you to become an expert. Here we want someone who will speak up, influence new initiatives and ideas and you will be listened to (breath of fresh air!). The Innovations team have some real experts in ingredient functionalities who can impart their knowledge to you, so grab this, work with them and learn, learn, learn! There is not only this expertise on site, but at other sites, go out to the wider business, work with teams and learn and develop. Forge your own specialism within the team, after all this role is here due to growth into new markets! The business also offers lots of opportunities for training and personal development, and the doors are open for you to progress.

Here you will get autonomy to manage your own work but will be working in a real team culture with a lot of respect where everyone helps each other, so you won't ever feel you are not supported in role. The focus of this role is long term Innovation / R&D projects of three - five years and generating new breakthrough ideas and concepts. There will also some market led project support and troubleshooting for all business units.

Please do not miss out on this opportunity - if you have experience in R&D / Product Innovation in food we want to hear from you. Apply today.

REF. ZEG893818 By Focus Management

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