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NPD Assistant, London

Job Reference: W40654
Salary: Circa £25K
Contract Type: Permanent, Full time

Supplying multiple retailers, as well as further food manufacturers, our client is a fast-growing snack foods and ingredients business, enjoying an outstanding reputation for quality and innovation. As part of their growth, they are looking for a bright enthusiastic graduate who wants a career in NPD.

Key Accountabilities

Follow the NPD delivery process from concept to launch ensuring that all steps are completed and accurately documented

Formulate innovative product concepts in line with internal or customer briefs

Understand product portfolio and operational processes

Prepare and co-ordinate product samples

Maintain a clean, well-stocked and organised NPD kitchen

Documentation completion, including specifications, recipes, standard operating procedures and questionnaires

Build and maintain a network of contacts and good relationships with suppliers. Utilise these resources and expertise to supplement and optimise product development.

Communicate with customers regarding projects and ensure that projects are seen through to completion

Proactively seek out NPD opportunities and ideas that will enhance business performance and complement customer strategies

Conduct internal and external taste panels as part of the research and development process

Continually review the market. Benchmark products to ensure the offering remains current, competitive and of high quality

Maintain awareness of new, innovative ingredients, raw materials, suppliers and relevant market trends to enable the development of 'first to market' products

Contribute to continuous improvement by putting forward ideas that might improve quality, efficiency and profitability of the business as a whole

Maintain Food Safety and Health & Safety Standards

Personal Profile

This role is ideal for a recent graduate who is looking for their first NPD job or an experienced Chef with a food science background who is looking to work in food manufacturing.

• Previous food NPD experience would be a benefit, a university placement for example

• Food product experience within ingredients, snacks or similar would also be an advantage.

• Highly organised, have good IT skills plus excellent attention to detail.

• A passion for food, consumer trends and cooking is essential!

• This is a Monday to Friday role based in West London

• You will need to provide proof that you are currently eligible to work in the UK

Ref Code: W40654
To apply, please e-mail in strict confidence, with a comprehensive CV, including salary details, quoting the above reference and for the attention Lisa Fox.

Due to a high volume of responses, we cannot reply to each application individually. If you have not had a response within one week, we are sorry to say your application has not been successful on this occasion.