Snr Development Technologist

Job Reference : YOR-WAK-02311
Location : Wakefield
Closing Date : 11/08/2017
Jobs Start Date :
Salary : Up to £30k per annum + company benefits
Department : Speedibake - NPD
Employer : Speedibake
Hours Per week : 37.5

Speedibake is a division of Associated British Foods (ABF), a diversified international food, ingredients and retail group with sales of £13.4 billion and 130,000 employees in 47 countries.

Speedibake has bakery sites in Wakefield and Bradford specialising in own-label baked goods, we supply to a customer base across all channels; foodservice wholesalers, contract catering, end users, export and retail.

This is an ideal role for someone who has had previous experience in a development role within a fast-paced food manufacturing environment.

Reporting to the NPD Development Manager, the successful candidates will own the day to day responsibility for identifying, developing and delivering product opportunities from concept through to customer sign off.  They will have a real passion for food that can be demonstrated through their product development.

Key Accountabilities

  • Being customer facing the role will require a strong relationship with both existing and new prospect customers through regular communications covering project updates and broader discussion around future ideas

  • Be an expert in recipe in development have full understanding of our raw materials and functionality

  • Deliver a fully pro-active approach to development by having the ability to identify product opportunities using both current and new innovation as well as being able to work to specific customer briefs.

  • Cultural Fit

  • Able to demonstrate an approach that is aligned to our Company values

  • Takes ownership, sets standards & takes personal responsibility for performance.

  • To always adhere to the Company Safety First requirements.

Skills & experience

  • Experience of development within the food industry. It would prove advantageous if you also have experience within a chilled environment (ideally bakery).

  • Confident, customer facing and creative

  • An understanding of current and future industry trends

  • Ability to demonstrate good time management and organisational skills

  • Real passion for food and flavour – ability to think outside the norm and challenge status quo

  • UK driving license

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive employer and seek to attract, develop and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly, and with respect and dignity throughout the recruitment process.



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