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

Development Assistant (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 Assistant 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.


You will support the Development Team in delivering short and long term biscuit innovations to all the major retailers including Aldi and Tesco, while ensuring that best practice is adhered to in the implementation of all projects. This is a key role in supporting the production of samples in the test bakery. Along with providing administrative and practical support to the development teams.


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 work loads to deadlines, while possessing excellent administration and attention to detail skills.


This is an opportunity for someone who is looking to start their career in the food industry and can demonstrate the enthusiasm and drive needed to be successful as career progression is realistic.


This is where you come in…

As the Development Assistant you will support the development team in delivering projects, managing delegated workload in a cost effective and timely manner. You will make test bakery samples as requested by the development team that are within set specification and quality parameters and when required, order raw materials from suppliers for use in the test bakery.


You will also write test bakery recipes based on existing products, wrap and label samples for customer and internal requests and organise sample dispatch and courier collections.

As the Development Assistant you will also organise and prepare product mock ups and photography samples that are of a high standard which meet customer expectations. While ensuring the sample room is continuously stocked with packaging and packaging accessories.


Along with supporting the development team with activities such as benchmarking and managing delegated work in a timely manner. When required, you will complete product quality standard documentation that will be used to set factory standards for new products, maintain and update the Pawn Matrix and manage shelf life testing in accordance with the agreed processes.

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


About you

·        Good practical baking skills ideal but not necessary

·        Eagerness to learn and support the team

·        Good communication/inter-personal skills

·        Good attention to detail

·        Demonstrates ability to undertake tasks using own     initiative

·        Drive and Enthusiasm

·        Endlessly curious and passionate about food


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

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