Vacancy Details

Development Technologist
22 May 2019
East Midlands
Contract Type
Competitive to attract the best

The Product Development Technologist acts as the link between the Development chefs, kitchen and the rest of the business. Their extrinsic knowledge and insight into our customers' needs means that recipes created are always in line with customer requirements whilst being technically sound and adhering to internal business requirements. With strong customer relationship-building experience, with key customers, attending customer submissions .Managing internal processes from concept to handover, then acting in a supportive role from concept to launch.

Key Responsibilities

• Daily project management of customer-led projects

• Ensuring development is in line with the stage and gate process

• Creating and tightly managing a critical path

• Assisting with the development and improvement of products to meet needs of the customer, whilst ensuring products meets safety, legal and quality standards and delivering on gross margin requirements

• Responsible for creating submission paperwork and internal NPD documentation

• Managing and running internal NPD-led meetings

• Travelling to attend customer meetings and presentations, or to other Samworth sitesThe Person

• You'll be a foodie, with basic culinary knowledge

• Strong Project Management skills

• Confident and able to communicate with a wide range of people and roles

• Educated to degree level with a food or related discipline, and work experience in a related field

• Strong computer and literacy skills —knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and nutritional data bases

• Strong customer focus

• Team player with excellent interpersonal skills

• Strong levels of numeracy

• Ability to complete paperwork to a high standard with strong attention to detail. 


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