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Development Technologist
Yorkshire and the Humber - Batley, West Yorkshire WF17 5JE

Development Technologist (NPD)

Location: Fox’s Biscuits, Yorkshire

Salary: Competitive + benefits


Whether you’re a “Nibbler, Dunker or a Full Packet Muncher” – We’re all about being the best biscuit bakery in Britain! It is a really exciting time to Join Fox’s Biscuit’s as we are growing and we’ve also recently joined the global confectionary business – Ferrero!


Are you a foodie with a passion for baking and you’re looking for an opportunity to develop yourself in one of the UK’s best biscuit bakeries?


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Development Technologist to join our New Product Development (NPD) Team at one of the UK’s most loved brands, Fox’s Biscuits; makers of the Party Ring, Chunkie Cookies, Chocolatey, Fabulously and many more.


This is a key role within the Innovation & Development team based in Batley and as the Development Technologist, you will work closely with the Senior Development Manager developing a 24 month innovation pipeline for specified accounts including major retailers such as Aldi and Tesco.


This role would suit someone who has a real passion for baking and creating new recipes. Someone with good communication skills, who is confident with IT and managing various workloads to deadlines, while possessing excellent administration and attention to detail skills.


This is where you come in…

As the Development Technologist, you will be accountable for developing strong customer relationships and delivering excellent project management for specified key accounts, working alongside commercial, technical and operational teams in delivering all projects. You will be the lead Developer on specified innovation and VE work streams, providing solutions for implementation across the business.


You will manage delegated projects identified in the ROB development plan, comprising briefs both internal and ROB briefs, ensuring that a Best in Class response is always delivered. Making sure these projects are developed within allotted NPD trial budget spend, using all available resources to minimise trials costs wherever possible.


You will proactively engage with suppliers, constantly challenging on cost and proposed solutions and identifying new suppliers where existing suppliers cannot adequately meet the requirements. As well as ensuring all defined processes are adhered to and a culture of continuous improvement is supported.


Within your delegated workload of short and long term development/maintenance projects, you will maintain business focus on key SKUs and innovation, managing complexities within the factories and driving overall efficiencies


This is an opportunity like no other! We’re looking to forward to seeing what you can really do…


About you

·        HND / Degree equivalent in Food Science/Technology or equivalent experience

·        Experience within the food industry is desirable

·        Good ingredient and process understanding as well as project management skills

·        Proactive/self-starter who wants to make a difference

·        Excellent process and system management (including external)

·        Excellent numerical skills

·        The ability to withstand pressure and undertake multiple projects

·        Good emotional intelligence, self-awareness and communication skills

·        An infectious desire to shape the future of Fox’s biscuits

·        Endlessly curious and passionate about food

·        The ability to work autonomously and make decisions


These roles don’t come around often, so don’t delay, We want to see your CV today………..

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