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The Flava People

The Flava People

Graduate NPD Technologist

Salary: £18,000 to £20,000 per annum

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

Application Deadline: Ongoing

Job Type: Graduate job

Contract Type: Contract

The job

Summary of the job role

Fancy a pizza of the action? We are looking for someone who is kind of a big dill The Flava People are raising the steaks (Sorry I’ll stop now). We have an exciting opportunity for a Graduate NPD Technologist who is looking for an innovative, fast paced and passionate company to start their career. We’re looking for that “one in a melon” who’s passionate about every aspect of food to join us on our journey in the position of Graduate NPD Technologist . This is a pivotal role that’ll sit at the centre of an ambitious 4-year strategy, supporting the epicentre of all things creative. We’re looking for a Graduate NPD Technologist who can: Work with the NPD Supervisor and Exec chef to help the Flava Lab team to a more proactive approach to tackling workload, innovation and future project planning. Positively influence the work environment & Flava Lab, helping to create an environment of positive, creative innovation Challenge yourself, other members of the department and further members of the team on any development-related issues so that you can move quickly & decisively through obstacles learning as you go. Interpret incoming briefs and use them to craft products that consistently exceed expectations when it comes to flavour, format and cost. Doing this as speedily as possible. Ensure that every product we produce meets brand criteria Develop only those products that we’d be proud to eat with our family and friends. Remain aware and where possible ahead of changing trends, new ingredients, methods and regulations. To seek out and attend courses, demonstrations, events & expo’s that are relevant and that will further increase industry knowledge/trends, be prepared to present relevant findings to the rest of the team. Fully utilize all NPD documentation and accurate tasting records, help add to and amend where necessary to help create the path to innovation process. Ensure trials are completed and paneled correctly with QA and all potential issues/concerns are flagged early in the process (there’s no stupid questions in this game). Manage your workload to ensure briefs are completed on time/early To be fully Immersed in our brand guidelines, to ensure consistent quality of MRC The Flava people products both owned brand and licensed products. Working with the extended team to improve and update the product knowledge, ingredients and products within our brands. To participate in all internal training ensuring best practice are followed at all times. Ensure that all recipes are within the salt and smoke regs etc. and the key procedures are followed. Fully engage in and support the other team members in spotlight innovation days. Assist the Exec Chef and extended team to document and consistently update our unique and effective NPD process /the methodologies by which we create effective, profitable and sustainable products. Updating this to ensure that each new launch is more successful than the last. Let’s ketchup if you think you can cut the mustard and we are mint to be The successful Graduate NPD Technologist will ideally have: Food Science or Food & Nutrition Degree Strong organizational skills A genuine passion for food science, learning, and sharing of knowledge. Open, positive and has must able to be get along with people. Likes to get hands dirty and get things done. Actively embraces a family-owned business culture. IT and Digital competence. Keen to work for a business with genuine brand values and a strategy in place to deliver them? Do you want to give your friends job envy? Be part of the myjobsbetterthanyours gang and get in touch today to find out more about the Graduate NPD Technologist role. We are all funghi’s here so don’t go bacon our heart and submit your CV today to find out more

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