NPD Scientist

Job Type:
Job Sector:
North West
£26,000 to £30,000 per annum
Job Ref:

New opportunity for a Product Development Scientist required to join a market leading organisation within the animal supplement industry. You will need to have a minimum of 2 years' experience in the agricultural sector (sheep, cow).

Job Title: NPD Scientist

Reference No: 244309

Salary: Competitive

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Lancashire

Main job responsibilities:

• Responsible for product development – identify new products and improvement to our existing products. This includes troubleshooting any issues arising from existing products. Work includes researching products and ingredients (benefits and regulatory compliance), liaising with suppliers, obtain samples, retain and archive so that all are traceable at any time during the development of a product. Work closely with other departments (including operations, quality, marketing, sales) to gain input and by-in for new ideas.

• Conduct laboratory and production-sized trials of new formulations and ensure that the Head of R&D is kept fully aware of progress, including any problems which arise.

• Source and prepare technical documentation (raw material specifications, BOMs, recipes, finished product specifications, etc.) in accordance with current procedures and systems for sign-off by the Head of R&D or deputy. Also, to liaise with other departments so as to implement the requirements of the technical specifications and validation requirements of new products.

• Identify opportunities and conduct field research to remain up-to-date with products available on the market and new product launches. Attend trade shows and identify and implement new ideas that lead product innovation.

• Build and maintain excellent working knowledge of any new technologies and industry standards.

• Active participation in product development and R&D meetings. Prepare and deliver presentations to a broad spectrum of delegates. Document all meeting notes/action points and follow up as agreed.

Contact Details:
Tel: 01233 658008
Fax: 01233 645702
Contact: Bryoni Charles

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