Focus Management Consultants Limited

Recruitment Specialists for the food and drink industry

Senior Development Technologist (R&D), Merseyside

Location: North West

County / State: Merseyside

Job type: Permanent

Category: New Product Development

Reference: ZEG893810a

Consultant: Zoe Gmaj

Start date: Asap

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


Wow! This is not your average Development Technologist role; this is blue sky, long-term product innovation with a diverse product portfolio...

Job Description

It's not often I can write quite so passionately about a company...I arrived at this building and thought WOW! Sat in the car I was already impressed - a sign of things to come. You will be based in this state of the art; new build flagship site housing development kitchens, products displayed with pride and a real buzz! Here you will generate new breakthrough ideas and concepts and support market led innovation. You walk around every corner with excitement and anticipation! This site is a true reflection of the culture and values of the business and employees.

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 long-term product development and innovation for all company sites, and a hugely diverse range of products across Bakery and associated categories. Think innovation, concept development, blue-sky, creative, competitor analysis, marketing, packaging, state of the art processing technologies or novel techniques, brand new functional ingredients, food safari, the next big thing!...

You will be working on multiple projects at one time, as a project lead and will have true ownership but with a great team culture you can all much in and support each other on collaborations too! "Can do" attitude is a must and gives you great variety in this business. This isn’t your multi-component, short-term development role, this is long-term Innovation, complex NPD and technical R&D projects of three - five years. Alongside this there will still be some site led projects that are faster burners of 0 - 36 months and you can expect to be offsite one day a week to support these local site NPD teams troubleshooting these, what better way to build relationships, get to know the products and immerse yourself in the team!

People are the heart of this business, so here you will thrive in positive change, 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. You will be joining a team of experts and specialists so you can not only bring your own experience to the table but also learn from them too. You can do this at both group level and site level within the wider business and will be working with individual site led teams – travelling to the sites and immersing yourself in the business!

Experience within Bakery / Healthy snacking or related field would be highly desirable.

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

REF. ZEG893810a By Focus Management

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