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NPD Process Technologist
NPD Process Technologist who has a passion for the commercialisation of products and experience in high product output environment req for well established food processor. Working knowledge of the concept to launch process. Should you have any queries, call Antoinette or Salomie on 0861 FENRIS (336747).
Responsible for the implementation of new products developed by the NPD Team in the factories that will ensure a successful production launch, ensuring that product consistency is achieved throughout the entire process.
Schedule and manage production line trials and re-evaluations making sure that everything has gone to plan.
Understand company production processes and flagging up any potential problems to the NPD team at early development stages.
Initiate solutions to production issues / problems / capacity constraints.
Develop and co-ordinate practical schedules for product launches.
Liaise with purchasing colleagues to ensure that all incoming stock for initial production runs is in place.
Technical & Quality Management
Ensure that Factory Trials take place with the outcomes reported to all relevant teams, measure yields and make sure that
everything complies with customer expectations.
Facilitate customer visits during production trials.
Initiate and trial new processing equipment - either in support of a new product launch or to make improvements to current
Conduct ongoing investigations into production processes and making recommendations for improvements if necessary.
Ensure that operating procedures, quality contracts and specifications are written correctly for each new product and available to relevant staff
Technical Expertise and Insight
Identify any critical issues, make recommendations regarding processes of equipment for improvements.
Support initial production runs and being available to troubleshoot and provide expert advice if necessary
Food Technology or other food related qualification
Minimum 2 years proven experience running process trials within food manufacturing
Processing innovation in terms of equipment/process
NPD experience from concept to launch would be advantageous
Exposure to either retailers or foodservice customers
Valid EB Driver’s License
Visit & work out of different factories across the sites
Travel to customers and suppliers
Stay overnight on business when required
Attend launches that take place over a weekend
Good communication (verbal and written) and influencing/negotiation skills to prepare reports and present ideas to customers.
In-depth knowledge of food, ingredients, equipment and factory processes
Understand mass production techniques and machinery as well as the specific qualities and shelf-life of different ingredients as well as costings & technical issues.
Practical understanding of HACCP, GMP and hygiene systems
Basic Understanding of Microbiology
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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