Focus Management Consultants Limited

Recruitment Specialists for the food and drink industry

Senior Development Technologist, Merseyside

Location: North West

County / State: Merseyside

Job type: Permanent

Category: New Product Development

Reference: ZEG893810

Consultant: Zoe Gmaj

Start date: Asap

Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 per annum plus Pension, HC, Bonus and Excellent holidays


What an opportunity! Based in an outstanding flagship site, you will become part of an Innovation team driving R&D programs throughout the business...

Job Description

Driving up to the building you will already be impressed; a state of the art facility, you can't help but peek in the windows and see snippets of what delights and excites inside! As you enter you are greeted by an array of products and applications, of culture and a real sense of pride that this business has in its products and employees. The site really reflects the values of the business and everyone who works for it.

This business believes people are its future, so here you will be able to thrive in a positive change environment, use your energy and ideas, be proactive, speak up and make things happen. Your ideas will be fostered and listened to and your energy will carry you forward to real opportunities for career development and growth. The Innovations team have many long-standing experts with specialist knowledge on functionality of certain ingredients and applications so this is a great opportunity to work with and learn from them. There is not only the opportunity to do this with the site group team but the wider business; working with individual site led NPD teams, building relationships and supporting will also allow you to continue to broaden your knowledge.

This role is about the future, what is the next big thing? What trends are going to influence consumers, products, and ultimately market growth? You will be involved in all aspects of long term product development and innovation for the group sites with a global focus. Think hands-on concept development, food safaris, competitor shops, marketing, fashion influences, research and analysis, packaging, processing technologies, working with suppliers on new functional ingredients, customer visits...

This is understanding consumer trends and keeping ahead of the market! (I'm excited just writing about it!)

You may be working on two major projects with three - four minor projects at one time, and with a true team culture everyone really mucks in and helps and supports each other. Which gives you great camaraderie and variety. The focus of this role is long term Innovation / R&D projects of three - five years. There will also some short-term project support for projects of 0 - 36 months with site NPD teams, and you may be off site one day a week working with local site NPD teams troubleshooting these, which is great, it keeps you on your toes and allows you to fully immerse in all aspects of the business!

If this role fits your experience and desires, please apply today.

Oh and did I mention - want to go on a training course, internally or externally? There is also lots of opportunity for this!

REF. ZEG893810 By Focus Management

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