Junior Product Developer - Howick Introduction The primary focus of this role will be to assist the NPD team in making this FMCG Company a leader in Innovation through assisting with new product, packaging and formulation development from research of ideas and idea generation to launch of the product.
Duties & Responsibilities Assisting the NPD manager and NPD technologist with the coordination of various NPD projects Assist NPD technologist in developing recipes for new products specific to the requirements of each of our customers.
Assist the NPD manager and NPD technologist with loading new recipes and / or adjusting existing recipes on recipe master Make up and deliver kitchen samples to customers.
specifically tasting sheets, nutritional analysis, project feedback from customers, couriers, invoices and analytical results Manages all external testing including but not limited to : nutrition, shelf life, bacillus testing Assists in getting BRIX, butterfat and other analytical results from the lab for kitchen and factory trials Assists in making kitchen samples for all factory trials and first productions Stock keeping of all tasting cups and packaging for kitchen trials Maintaining clean and well-organized flavour cupboards and NPD section of the cage Assist NPD manager when preparing for presenting to customers.
Assist NPD manager with new product ideas and innovations, contributing to blue-sky meetings and keeping the innovation tunnel full Assist the NPD technologist in filtering down information related to NPD to relevant departments within the organisation.
Managing communication and production schedules with the retort team and flavoured milk section Briefing in suppliers on new or existing projects Assist NPD technologist to conduct supplier meetings Purchase and serve lunches, snacks and other meals for colleagues and other departments that require it.
Limited to audits, visiting customers, Exec, Board meetings and assisting the MD and Ops Director where requested Desk research and concept development.
product development; research and development; marketing. Experience in an FMCG environment is advantageous Previous experience in food technology Computer literacy : Excel / Word / Power Point and MS Project