New Product Development Technologist - Catering - St Albans

  • Job Reference: compass/TP/517601/68383/CP
  • Date Posted: 13 January 2020
  • Employer: Compass Group Plc
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  • Location: St Albans
  • Salary: £28,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Up to £28k dependent on experience
  • Sector: Hospitality & Tourism
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

We have a fantastic opportunity for a New Product Development Technologist to work within our cuisine centre based in St Albans supporting the development of new meals to be part of our steamplicity range.

Job Description
  • Up to £28k dependent on experience
  • The opportunity of joining the Compass pension and share scheme
  • Discounts at various high street stores
Main Responsibilities
  • Co-ordinate and manage development samples and prepare samples for submissions internally and externally
  • Ordering of new ingredients and packaging and helping to manage suppliers
  • Ensure all ingredient and product specifications are available from suppliers and internally in a timely manner in line with submissions and factory trials.
  • Costing of new products to help ensure they are commercially viable
  • Assessing the cook times and portion sizes of new products.
  • Assist with managing the handover process to production teams following product approval.
  • Assist with factory trials to ensure kitchen samples are replicated in the factory.
  • Manage the NPD kitchen and ingredients.
  • Calculate nutritional data for all products.
  • Complete presentations prior to submissions for clients.
  • There will be some travelling required between the St Albans and St Helens sites, as well occasionally to supplier and client sites.
The Ideal Candidate
  • Food Science / Technology / Nutrition Degree or equivalent
  • Ideally 1-3 years' experience in NPD with manufacturing, ideally working with chilled products. Will consider driven graduate.
  • Food manufacturing safety & hygiene legislation desirable
  • Knowledge and experience of Good Manufacturing Practice
  • A true foodie
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Good PC skills in Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Driving licence essential
About The Company


Please note: This vacancy may close before the advertised end date.