Specialist recruitment resourcing within the food & drink manufacturing sectors


Development Technologist * £30,000 – £35,000 * North West London

Reporting to the NPD Manager the successful candidate will take responsibility for launching and evaluating new product development


OUR CLIENT Is a vibrant, fast growing manufacturer of premium snack foods, supplying most of the major multiple retailers, both with branded and retailer own-label products.


  • Support and/or lead as appropriate, the project management of briefs from concept to launch with a right first time approach (including sample submissions and sample amendments, customer presentations, critical path, launch update, trials, artwork and packaging development process, manufacturing and palletisation guidelines, post implementation reviews)
  • Lead factory trials for new products with the support of the factory operatives and Factory Managers, Packaging Technologist, (where relevant) to ensure that products are only progressed where truly feasible without risk to product integrity, technical standards and commercial viability.
  • Understand the relevant manufacturing equipment capabilities, process and limitations to ensure that they are considered within all new products and packaging. Help highlighting any risks to ensure that they are managed or mitigated


We’re looking for a candidate that shows enthusiasm, initiative and is well-organised and reliable. However, the following basic skills would be an advantage –

  • Having plenty of initiative and common sense as well as a willing to take on different tasks and generally get involved.
  • Strong IT (good excel knowledge) and communication skills will be essential – due to the nature of the role you will need to be confident in communicating with people face to face or over the phone.
  • Experience in a Technical or Development role
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • An ability to learn quickly in order to develop a comprehensive knowledge of the role and accompanying responsibilities
  • An ability to work efficiently and enthusiastically both as part of a team and individually.

If this job is of interest and you would like to investigate further, apply TODAY!

“Kandhu Recruitment will consider all applications based on each candidate’s suitability to the role or similar roles within the Food Sector and if we feel you are a relevant candidate we will process your application by adding you to our secure recruitment database and then contacting you to progress job opportunities further. We do not contact unsuitable applicants.”

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