Process Technologist (New Product Development) – Cranswick Country Foods – Kingston upon Hull

Cranswick Country Foods

*PROCESS TECHNOLOGIST (NPD)*

*Monday-Friday, 8am – 5:30pm*

(Cranswick Country Foods, Preston, HU12 8TB)

Cranswick is a leading UK food producer with revenue approaching £2 Billion. We produce and supply premium food to high profile UK grocery retailers, the food service sector and other UK and global customers.

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a Process Technologist to join the busy NPD department at our Preston site near Hull (HU12 8TB). The successful candidate will become an integral part of the Site NPD team.

The main purpose of the role is to develop and to deliver all NPD projects for the customer base, ensuring these meet both the customer and company expectations, whilst satisfying all relevant technical criteria leading to a timely and faultless successful launch which is supported by the relevant site functions. With our industry leading facilities and ambitious growth plan, there has never been a more exciting time to join our team.

*Main duties include (but not limited to):*

* Post product approval from the customer, role will support in the successful scale up of new products into the factory. Considering Technical, Operational, Commercial and Customer requirements
* Support on all elements of a factory trial. Including raw material sign off, nutritional’s, shelf life, travel test, post factory trial costings, trial data capturing, freezing validation etc
* Work to a critical path and plan workload accordingly
* Attend and contribute towards site feasibility meetings and where required conduct any factory trials to assess the feasibility prior to presenting concepts to the customer
* Attend site Handover meetings once concepts are approved, complete required work in accordance with customer critical path
* Support with creating factory quality standards & customer Quality Assessment Sheets
* Support with product pre productions / launches and customer facing where necessary
* Work with passion and pride at all times demonstrating this thorough results and in-depth knowledge of food and processes
* There is also a requirement to conduct work from a sister site in Hull and may be occasional requirement for travel between to customer

*Requirements, experience and person specification*

* Previous experience in an NPD role
* Ability to interact with customers
* Good communication skills
* Ability to work to deadlines
* Computer literacy
* Driving license and car

*We can offer;*

* Competitive rates of pay
* Strong commitment to progression and personal development
* Profit sharing through discounted share scheme
* Hassle free auto-enrolment into company pension scheme
* Access to our ‘Feed your Wellbeing’ platform

_A full job description is available upon request. Salary to be discussed at interview stage_

_If you are an internal applicant, please ensure you have made your line manager aware before applying and confirm this when submitting your application._

*To apply, please submit your covering letter and CV *

*Closing Date: 10th February 2023*

_Please note that if a suitable candidate is found, this closing date may be brought forward_

Job Type: Permanent

Benefits:
* Company events
* Company pension
* Cycle to work scheme
* Employee discount
* Life insurance
* On-site parking
* Profit sharing
* Referral programme
* Store discount
* Wellness programme
Schedule:
* Day shift
* Monday to Friday

Work Location: One location

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