19 Sep 2019

Technical Executive, Product Development Specialist

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The Technical Executive, Product Development Specialist role is the main person responsible for all product development liaison, supporting all technical tasks. These include improvements on the existing range and fully new developed products, quality assurance product release, complaint handling with suppliers and support of the Marketing and Retail teams with technical information. 

The product team is responsible for creation of a development request which, with support from the technical team, is worked out to a ‘development brief’, considering technical abilities, the company’s brand values on formulation and associated legal/regulatory compliance. The procurement/supply chain team will advise on supplier capabilities and commercial interest, which will help decide the development partners.

The role is central to business success as product excellence and innovation are primary motivations for both existing and new customers to continue to engage with the brand. To that end, ensuring that product specifications conform with required market legislation in both product composition and packaging, forms a part of this role.

The desirable  candidate will have the following skills and attributions:

  • Degree educated in a (relevant) Scientific degree or equivalent level in experience.
  • Ability to assume responsibility and be solution driven within extremely tight timetables.
  • Ability to communicate to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Experience in the food supplement industry or other similar /relevant industry.
  • Knowledge and understanding of regulatory and food labelling standards within the UK/EU food supplements industry.
  • Knowledge of product testing, ideally relating to food and food supplements and the ability to understand test methods and interpret results.
  • Knowledge and experience in quality-systems, ideally within a food/FMCG environment.

 

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