Marketplace Technical

Food & Beverage Development Technologist

Hitchin, England, Hertfordshire
01 May 2021
18 May 2021
Andrew Williams
R & D
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

Pharmaceutical Manufacturer requires a Food & Beverage Development Technologist.

About the role:

An opportunity to join a dynamic, market leading company in an innovative role to develop and enhance our portfolio of botanical extracts and successfully utilise these across a broad range of food & beverage applications. To foster and nurture customer relationships, being highly responsive to customer related briefs as well as proactively generating and delivering presentations and concepts that highlight our expertise in the food & beverage sector.

This role is an integral part of the vision and ambition of the company. The successful candidate will help ensure that lab concepts are appropriately scaled up and successfully introduced to commercial production continuing the strong growth of our Food & Drink business.

Duties may include:

  • Development of great tasting food & beverage applications based on our existing extract portfolio
  • In line with market trends, research and develop new botanical extracts suitable for use in food & beverage applications
  • Have a sound understanding of beverage related recipes and formulations
  • Develop and nurture customer relationships with targeted key accounts
  • Identify and progress opportunities for new products/services to influence business strategy
  • Generate, support and lead the delivery of presentations and concepts to targeted customers
  • Successfully manage customer related projects providing timely feedback through the course of the development
  • Ensure a well-maintained extract related database and take advantage of concepts that have been previously well received
  • Maintain extract sample database to ensure the timely facilitation of customer sample requests
  • Take a leading role in ensuring that lab concepts can be successfully scaled through to commercial production
  • Generate appropriate technical documentation such as specifications, MSDS, formulation and manufacturing instructions
  • Actively encourage continuous improvement and idea generation within the wider team

Skills and experience:

  • Degree or relevant Science/Food Technology qualification
  • Experience within the beverage related industry and a proven track record in product development
  • Good team player and comfortable as an interface with wider functions across the business both internally and externally
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Have the ability to organise and lead meetings
  • Plans well and meets agreed schedules

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