NPD Technician - Merthyr Tydfil

Ref: 479 Date Posted: Thursday 16 Jan 2020
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Lucid Recruitment are currently recruiting on behalf of a company based in Merthyr who are seeking a New Product Development Technician (NPD Process Technician).


  • Experience of managing projects
  • Experience of dealing with major UK Food Retailers
  • Experience in time management and the ability to work under pressure
  • Experience in using Microsoft Office.


  • Be able to build good working relationships with customers
  • Improving NPD systems and ways of working
  • Delivering accurate sample costings with focus on yields, packaging and labour.


Responsibilities associated with this role include, but are not limited to the following:       

  • Working within the factory to develop products required by customers
  • Liaising between customers and NPD/Technical teams
  • Working closely with other key departments/support functions (e.g. Procurement, Technical, Finance) to ensure the success of new products
  • Co-ordination of the pre-production and first production of new products
  • Co-ordinating NPD tasks required through RACI and ensuring that all tasks are completed before the launch date.
  • Supporting continuous improvement projects with Tier 1 suppliers.

Note: as with all positions, due to the nature of the business, key responsibilities will evolve and change overtime.


  • Degree qualified in Food Science or a similar subject
  • A creative edge with a passion to develop new products and ideas
  • An understanding of flavours and the ability to be creative in the kitchen
  • Relevant knowledge of food legislation
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team
  • Good presentation skills
  • Hold a valid UK driving license

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