Product Developer

Banbury £26,000 p.a. - £32,000 p.a. + benefits Permanent

Job Reference: 014441

A food manufacturing business based in Banbury have a crucial requirement for a Product Developer (NPD), to create, develop and launch new products. As an integral member of the NPD team, this person will provide support to the existing and new product development processes.



Commutable from: Banbury, Bicester, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Brackley, Towcester, Kineton, Buckingham, Coventry, Chipping Norton


Salary: £ 26,000 - £ 32,000 per year, hybrid working (3 days a week in the office), 25 days holiday plus bank, retail discounts, death in service 2 x salary, childcare vouchers, pension scheme, car parking, cycle to work scheme.


Suitable for: NPD Technologist



The role of Product Developer:


  • Identify consumer insights and subsequently develop compelling product propositions for our brands, licensors, and own label customers

  • Understand the brands visions, values and standards, creating new and original NPD products in house and also externally

  • Use appropriate research to test and benchmark products throughout the development process and ongoing quality management

  • Prepare customer NPD samples and mock-ups, attend customer meetings when necessary

  • Keep informed of food trends and attend store visits, ensuring you are up to date with industry updates and new trends

  • Project manage cross functional project teams to deliver successful NPD projects on time and within the assigned budget

  • Coordinate trials with production and attend production runs, translate what is made in the NPD kitchen to the factory runs

  • Develop suitable packaging solutions for launch

  • Prepare products for both internal and retailer presentations

  • Undertake general NPD administration such as sample submission forms and trial request forms



The ideal Product Developer:


  • A passionate foodie who loves to cook and is inspired by the latest trends and ingredients

  • A creative mindset, with the drive to bring new products to market

  • Someone with the curiosity to want to understand consumers and shoppers

  • Have worked in the food industry for 2 years ideally

  • A relevant food, nutrition, or food science qualification

  • A strong relationship builder who can maintain collaborative relationships with licensors and suppliers

  • Experience working in a new product development (NPD), specifications or technologist type position within a food business



To apply, please forward your CV to Matthew Griffiths

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