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R&D Technologist - Nutrition & Applications

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Date: 28-Oct-2020

Location: Barnsley, GB

Company: Premier Foods

A great British food company 

Premier Foods is one of Britain’s biggest listed food companies, employing over 4,000 colleagues at 15 manufacturing sites and offices up and down the country.

Many of our brands have been part of UK life for more than a century and you’ll find them in 94% of British households.

R&D Technologist - Nutrition & Applications

Based – Carlton with travel to other sites and customers


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an R&D Technologist - Applications.  You will be responsible for scientific evaluation and implementation of ingredient, process and technology to deliver improved nutritional profile of existing product portfolio and for future innovation. You will also translate scientific knowledge of ingredient functionality and recipe formulation to gain competitive business advantage ie nutrition, cost, healthier innovation.


What you will be doing:


  • To identify and evaluate ingredient, process and technology to improve nutritional profile of existing product portfolio, innovation for Healthier/BFY New ranges and cleaner label.
  • Identify solutions to remove/replace current non-desirable and at risk ingredients
  • Identify and support cost savings initiatives.
  • Implement analytical product characterisation and experimental design: interpret and report data to achieve informed conclusions.
  • Hands-on product development with laboratory/kitchen or pilot plant equipment/ process
  • Understand relationship between recipe and key process parameters to deliver intentional differentiation and product consistency. Inform decision on process/equipment specification.
  • Lead test bakery and factory trials with operations, process and site technical teams at relevant sites. Liaise with all site functions to progress projects.
  • Progress all aspects of document control and process relating to project.
  • Maintain contact with internal/external functions and experts to drive innovation


What we need from you:

  • 2+ years application, process or product development experience in demonstrating performance of ingredients.
  • Understanding of bakery products, formulation/processing and/or ingredient development
  • BSc Food Science/Technology or related degree


What we offer you in return:


  • Competitive salary
  • Up to 7.5% pension
  • Life assurance if contributing to pension scheme
  • Wide range of online and in-house training
  • Access to an employee discount scheme, with access to hundreds of nationwide retailers

Our much-loved brands include Mr Kipling, Cadbury, Bisto, Batchelors, Ambrosia, Sharwood’s, Oxo, Loyd Grossman, Homepride, Paul Hollywood and McDougall’s, with some supported by our strategic partnerships with Mondelez and Nissin.