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Date Added: Mon 23/01/2023

Development Technologist

Oxford, OX1, UK
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Company: DUVAL ASSOCIATES

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Senior Development Technologist - Food manufacturing (Bakery)
Brilliant opportunity.
Lovely benefits - Brilliant culture Oxfordshire location - Superb flexibility -
Competitive salary and opportunities!
Lots of future potential - larger business with super family feel - Great people and benefits!
A wicked, live specialist role for a good communicator with some excellent experience in the food sector as a Development Technologists! Bread Science!
This role will suit someone currently doing this role with a passion for the bakery / bread food sector -Someone who wants to thrive in a very positive environment, looking for future career development and a long-term role and opportunity!
Apply now - Start Feb - March 2023 - Speak to Amy @ Duval for more information !!

The role person and scope -
The development technologist works closely with the Technical application support (TSM) and Sales teams on development projects.
Alongside the areas of Quality, Process, Production and Supply chain delivering these projects which aim to exceed customer expectations in a timely manner.
Technologists should strive to continually improve the service which NPD provides to internal and external customers by driving product, process, and efficiency improvements.
Ultimately increasing sales through new product development and launches.
Key areas of Responsibility
1. Delivery of product development projects.
2. To increase technical expertise that can be used to deliver solutions to customer requests. Experience with development / formulating of yeast raised bakery ingredients.
3. Following the company stage gate process to deliver projects in a thorough and controlled manner. Ensuring accurate data is used and working closely with all departments to ensure product launches are 'right first time'
4. Prioritising projects such that the most valuable projects are delivered.
5. Working as part of the NPD team as well as cross functional teams to use the best business resources to achieve successful results. Including the investigation of customer complaints or product issues.

6. Representing the company NPD in front of key customers and suppliers.
7. Supporting the Team Manager in driving change and continuous improvement through the team.

8. Continually researching markets and technologies to develop new product concepts

9. Ensuring that accurate data is used at launch including QA checks and expected product yields. Working closely with the Quality and Production teams to ensure that products are right at launch and then maintained through all ongoing productions.

10. Submitting product costings, using accurate data, to ensure accurate costs are given to the Sales team
11. To work collaboratively with the wider H&S team and to strive to improve the level of focus on H&S in the business

Person Specification
1. An effective communicator demonstrating the ability to adapt communication style to the situation at hand.
2. Enthusiastic about the job role and company and expresses pride in what we do and you do!
3. Shows respect for others, their values, beliefs, and opinions regardless of who they are.
4. Looks forward to and enjoys a challenge
5. Actively seeks to develop breadth of experience and fill knowledge or skill gaps
6. Works positively and effectively within a cross functional team.
7. Personally motivated by clear goals and objectives and driven to exceed them
8. Uses own initiative - proactively looks for and take opportunities to do things differently.
9. Plans, prepares, and prioritises effectively to deliver results
10. Resourceful, flexible, and adaptable with a 'can do' approach
Key Competencies (Qualifications and Experience) 1. Food science (related) degree or similar 2. Industrial bakery/FMCG experience 3. Product Development experience (Bread / Yeast raised product development)

IF this is you - you are the super unicorn we need to speak to, please email Amy @ Duval or get in touch to move this forward. You won't be considered if you are not a very strong match! It is a specific role
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