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Product Development Technologist

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Date: 27-Jun-2022

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.

At Premier foods we believe in inclusion, authenticity and individuality. We aim to ensure all existing and potential colleagues are given equitable opportunities and are respected, valued and encouraged to bring their true authentic selves to work no matter who they are, what they look like, who they love or what they believe in. Our culture is one where everyone is welcome. 


Product Development Technologist

Open to recent Food Technology Graduates looking to start work in June 2022

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:

  • 1-2 years development experience preferable
  • Knowledge and awareness of ingredient functionality (Desirable)
  • Knowledge/ experience of differing manufacturing processes (e.g. pasteurisation/sterilisation)
  • BSc Food Science/Technology or related degree, Intermediate Food Hygiene (Essential) HNC Food Science/Technology, BTEC Food Science. Other non-food related science degree/ qualifications would be considered.