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Taste Development Technologist

Location: Exeter, Devon Industry: Food Production
Salary: £25000 per annum Contact: Sarah Lane
Posted: 2 months ago Contact Email: slane@meridianbs.co.uk

The Company:

What a fantastic role to create innovative, explosive taste sensations within the beverage and wider food industry: all based in beautiful Devon!

Working as part of a small team, you will be required to very much work with their clients on creating the flavour combinations, which requires excellent communication skills as well as a well developed palate. Whether you've been a food development technologist before, or even a chef or cocktail bar person, these are the skills which may suit this interesting and fun role.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Guide new customers through the process of recipe development and approval, processing, packaging, labelling and retailing into its specific market area.
  • Continue to investigate new and novel raw materials, processes and technologies to offer a broad understanding of the beverage market to customers.
  • Build strong relationships with suppliers and our internal purchasing team to ensure we are using the best quality ingredients at the best possible price.
  • Ensure the Development Kitchen is kept clean, tidy and well stocked.
  • Keep up to date with all relevant regulatory guidelines to ensure awareness of all changes and amendments are followed.
  • Oversee production trials to ensure all products can be achieved to the customer's specification.
  • Manage projects ensuring records are up to date and maintained with a full spectrum of information to confirm projects are safe and achievable.

Preferred Skills:

  • Some experience of new product development within the food industry, ideally within beverage.
  • Mathematical ability and interest in science.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Excel, Word etc)
  • Comfortable with working in a Food Factory environment.

Personal Attributes:

  • Keen to learn with can do, will do properly attitude
  • Able to work as a member of a team and on own initiative
  • Good sensory ability.
  • Good oral and written communications skills
  • Presentable, punctual, reliable & personable

Working Hours: 37.5 hour week, 9-5.30 Mon - Fri

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Please note that due to a high level of applications, we can only respond immediately to applicants whose skills & qualifications are suitable for this position.

Meridian Business Support is acting on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Agency.

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