Focus Management Consultants Limited

Recruitment Specialists for the food and drink industry

NPD Technologist, Confectionery, Northamptonshire

Location: East Midlands

County / State: Northamptonshire

Job type: Permanent

Category: New Product Development

Reference: DRB894372

Consultant: Dave Broadbent

Start date: ASAP

Salary: £32,000 - £35,000 per annum


This is a great opportunity to have a big impact on the product output of this expanding confectionery company working closely with senior management.

Job Description

This NPD Technologist position would suit an ambitious and proactive food development professional who wants to take on more responsibility and autonomy. Reporting into the Managing Director of the business, in this newly created role, you will be a key player in the development of new products, packaging and processes in a business which is looking to modernise and introduce automation. This company has multiple sites in the UK with travel required to its Northern sites from the main base for the role which will be in Northamptonshire.

The types of development projects you could be working on are:

  • Brand development
  • Recipe re-engineering (cost reduction)
  • Developing low and no Sugar and Glucose products
  • New packaging styles including gift sector development
  • Process development to help increase automation
  • Developing flavour profiles for the export market.

For this role we are looking for an experienced Food Developer, perhaps looking for their second or third job, who has experience in the confectionery sector. Due to the size of the business there will be the need to help out in other areas of the business such as Technical, with audits, so a team player with a positive "can do" attitude. You will need to have a good understanding of the product development life cycle and the documentation requirements that come with creating commercially viable products - think Willy Wonka with good administration skills.

If this sounds like the job for you, please send your CV today.

REF. DRB894372 By Focus Management

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