NPD Technologist

Reference: 4824 DB
Consultant: Dorei Barnes

Job Description:

  • New product development and product renovation for all external clients –
    • Assessing the feasibility of new & renovation projects including:
      • draft recipe design
      • manufacturing feasibility
      • development timelines
      • cost estimation
      • sensory profile
      • physical properties
      • packaging of proposed products
    • Development of approved products from bench-top samples to scaled-up trials where required according to the agreed timeline and product brief from client
    • Sourcing of ingredients and packaging where required
    • Coordination of all internal and external testing for new products and packaging where required ensuring appropriate documentation and analysis of results
    • Ensuring regulatory compliance of products
    • Communicating project progress internally and externally, dealing with all client queries and requests and ensuring final product and packaging is approved and signed off internally, as well as by clients
    • Maintaining up to date product folders
    • Following and updating the gated NPD process ensuring all steps are finalised before launch of new product
  • Ensuring physical and regulatory compliance of all product labels:
    • Ensuring label compliance according to country specific legislation
    • Ensuring internal approval of all labels by operations, arranging samples and factory testing where required
    • Proofing of new runs for existing labels
    • Assisting with the streamlining of label sizes and materials used during the development process in order to ensure optimal quality at optimal cost
  • Maintaining awareness of market, consumer and competitor activity to identify potential business opportunities


  • Tertiary Qualification in Food/Chemistry/Animal Science
  • 2-3 years’ experience in a product development
  • Experience in label legislation
  • Computer literate (MS Word, Excel, E-mail)

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