Process Technologist

North Wales

Up to £30K

Samantha Johnson
Recruitment Consultant
T: 07425601129

Our client are a large sweet baked goods manufacturer based in North Wales.  They would like to find a dedicated Process Technologist to join their busy NPD team.


Role description

To manage the transition of approved kitchen samples to full production scale up. Champion trial meetings with production to ensure clear communications. Trail data capture for successful product repeatability come launch. Support with sample requirements for customers / couriers.




Person Profile

  • Preferably educated to relevant degree level or qualification by experience
  • Experience working within a process technologist role in the food industry essential, ideally within bakery.
  • Knowledge and experience of bakery ingredient functionality
  • Understanding of HACCP Principles and suitably qualified (Level 3 minimum)                                             
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer literate in all aspects of Microsoft Office
  • Food Hygiene Qualified
  • Flexible working approach to “get the job done”.


Key Responsibilities

  • Support NPD Technologist when needed in creating trial paperwork- pigglets ect ahead for
  • trials
  • Create a trial plan with support from the account NPD technologist. Ensuring all raw materials are ordered and log guide dates upon delivery when to start trials.
  • Orgainse with planning manager to completed trials- ensuring trials are completed correctly.
  • Liase with other departments such as engineering on trial support where needed.
  • Conduct all factory trials with production & co-ordinate specific requirement & expectations with the NPD technologist. Trials to include packaging trials.
  • Collect all trial data while running the trials- Record machine settings, specific mixing methods, weights, pantones, placement of decorations, bake profile, Aw/ PH, ect.
  • Collect samples for shelf life and nutrtionals as well as retained samples for QAS (good and bad) completion, photography, retained samples for freezing, customer sign off samples.
  • Ensure that all NPD raw material adhere to factory traceability requirements.
  • Once trials are completed all ‘new’ raw materials/ equipment (nozzles) are removed from production and store in an approritate area.
  • Liase with production to ensure any WIP maybe disposed of after all samples have been collected
  • Complete trials reports and share information to the wider team
  • Lead and manage NPD microbiology and nutritional samples, logging and results data base, following the Laboratory procedure
  • Work closely with engineering where practically possible to better understand machine capabilities and machine settings.
  • Attend internal/customer meetings as required.
  • Support with administration duties to aid with NPD activities & factory paperwork generation for product launches.
  • Support the collection of samples for retailer’s needs. 1st production samples/shelf life/nutritional samples etc
  • Review and log/organise nutritionals and shelf life once completed and returned from the labs
  • Book couriers as required and rasie PO’s where needed.
  • Support team workload to “get the job done”.
  • Support with ad-hoc project work.
  • To comply with and assist with implementation of company food safety, quality, and legality policies as they relate to the role.


Key Performance Indicators

  • 1. Comprehensive trial paperwork for every product launch.
  • 2. Submission of all first production run samples to the various retailers.


Health & Safety Compliance

1. To be aware of and comply with all guidance contained within the company handbook.

2. Reporting of accidents and near-misses.

3. Safe use of factory equipment and compliance with company’s safe working instruction


Skills & Experience

  • Experience working within a process Technologist role in the food industry essential, ideally within bakery.
  • Accuracy, attention to detail and numerate approach to provide data on time in the right format.
  • Confident, articulate and courteous communicator over the phone, face-to-face and in writing.
  • Highly flexible, competent and adaptable and takes responsibility for own improvement.
  • Undertakes tasks with enthusiasm and always takes pride in their work. Communicates effectively at all levels, considers others’ opinions and always treats others with respect.
  • A good understanding of the functions of ingredients used within the bakery sector.
  • Innovation and Creativity.
  • Numeracy skills.
  • Communication skills.
  • Team Work skills.
  • Diplomacy.
  • Ability to motivate people.
  • Coordinating skills.
  • Proficient on Microsoft Office.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Problem Solving.
  • Degree level in a relevant scientific subject desirable.


To find out more about this exciting opportunity, please get in touch or apply with your CV today.