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Product Development Technologist

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Date: 23-Nov-2021

Location: Worksop, 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.


Product Development Technologist

Based in Worksop



Responsible for the development of new products via project work from ideas through to implementation.


What you'll be doing:

  • To deliver or support the delivery of new and existing product development for the related product area.
  • Support pilot plant trials and factory trials with operations, process and site technical teams at relevant sites. Liaise with all site functions to progress projects.
  • Support generation of document control and process relating to project.
  • Project team member representing development.
  • Monitor current trends and consumer food behaviors.
  • To work with the S&PG team to further consumer and sensory understanding of category
  • Understand the ingredients relating to specific products and work with suppliers.
  • Maintain contact with internal and external organization to ensure issues are assessed and acted upon accordingly.
  • Link to the technical support function at all sites of manufacture (internal and co-manufacture) to ensure efficient delivery of all programs


What we need from you:

  • BSc Food Science/Technology or related degree, Intermediate Food Hygiene (Essential) HNC Food Science/Technology, BTEC Food Science
  • 2 years development experience preferable.
  • Self starter; Innovative and Creative; Flexible to all aspects of development; Committed, Organized and tenacious; Time Management and Problem solving; Computer literate; Challenging; Ambitious; Passionate about development and food; Energetic; A real “Foodie”. 


What we will offer you in return:

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

At Premier Foods we believe in inclusion, we seek individuality, and we trust in authenticity. Diversity is our strength, and everyone is welcome, we promise to foster an inclusive environment so everyone can thrive. We aim to ensure all existing or potential colleagues are given equal opportunities and are equally respected, valued and encouraged to bring their true authentic selves to work no matter who you are, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in.

Everyday inclusion is our approach to ensuring that the things we all do on a daily basis, including the way we behave and interact with each other, support the culture and values we are committed to.