Product Developer (FTC)

  • Product Development
  • Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom / East Midlands, England, United Kingdom
  • £Negotiable
  • W6693
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The Company

Our client is a well-established manufacturer in the convenience food arena with a distinctive market presence, a strong consumer understanding and excellent customer service. They are now seeking a foodie Product Developer to join their creative team, developing innovative products for the major UK retailers.

Please note this is a 12 month contract. 

The Role

In this diverse and rewarding role you’ll play an instrumental part in developing new and existing product ranges to keep up with consumer expectations in this ever-changing market. You will work as part of a large and supportive NPD team to develop and drive the product development process forward. Working closely with the NPD chefs, you will be key in creating recipes and inputting these into the system, ensuring they are accurate and meet cost, weight, and nutritional requirements.

You'll work from the concept brief stage to product approval, creating commercially viable products that encompass new and seasonal food trends. You'll also be using your extensive food knowledge to source new ingredients and identify opportunities that will enhance products that taste great whilst being in line with customer and business values.

The Person

Suit a creative and tenacious NPD Technologist / Product Developer who has worked in a similar fast-paced food manufacturing environment, with proven experience of developing creative new products and producing high quality documentation. Ideally you will also have a food degree or similar alongside NPD experience.

You will enjoy working in a customer focused role with the confidence to present ideas to all levels within the business and also directly to customers. You will have a resourceful and flexible approach to NPD processes coupled with amazing communication and organisation skills in order to work with your team to deliver successful NPD projects.

If you have a real passion for food, looking to take that next career step with more responsibility and the chance to make an impact with this thriving food business, then apply now or call 0345 2600 737 to find out more.

Ref: W6693


Due to the large number of applications our opportunities attract, it sometimes takes us time to thoroughly review and consider them all. We endeavour to respond to every application within 5 working days, however if you have not heard from us within this timeframe, we are sorry to say your application for the role has not been successful. To support you in showcasing your best self, we make sure that any necessary accommodations, whether physical or non-physical, are provided to assist you throughout the job application and interview process.

Also, please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.