NPD Technologist


Plymouth, United Kingdom
Job Type
Dependent upon experience

We are looking for an NPD Technologist to join a fast growing food manufacturers in the Plymouth area. You will need to have had previous experience within NPD in a food manufacturing environment, as well as being able to demonstrate the drive and ambition that the company advocates.


  • Co-ordinate NPD communications to the business
  • Manage the NPD project tracker
  • Co-ordinate product information to ensure all information is available when necessary to produce customer requirements
  • Conduct kitchen samples for a variety of purposes.
  • Submit product sample submissions to brand manager for consumer panels and attend customer brand panels alongside brand manager to illicit direct feedback/ product development points.
  • Work with suppliers to understand latest new techniques, flavours, products etc.
  • Manage test kitchen to ensure it is stocked and maintained
  • Control NPD paperwork system
  • Develop knowledge of our customer requirements
  • Manage internal projects through the NPD process
  • Collate NPD performance figure & report
  • Work with other members of the team on approving customer specifications & artwork
  • Send branded NPD development briefs/ concepts out to a variety of suppliers, requesting samples and documentation for sample submissions against specific product innovation briefs.
  • Request and provide product samples for sales team, customers, PR and other events.
  • Attend first production run of products, as and when necessary, to ensure compliance/validation of the specification/process.
  • Work within the NPD team to identify opportunities for development of new products that will contribute to the overall profitability of the business.
  • Attend idea generation sessions with key stakeholders/departments to feed into future innovation plans.


  • 1+ years’ experience
  • Previous experience in a brand led New Product Development role is desirable

Experience working with the key retailers would be desirable as would experience working on ambient products


Degree level or equivalent in a food related subject desirable.

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NPD Technologist