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NPD Technologist Assistant

We are seeking a passionate foodie to join our New Product Development Team on a permanent basis to help us to ensure that our pies are always ‘made right’. The role is versatile and hands on, the right candidate must be willing to get involved wherever needed. Bringing your enthusiasm to the team, you will support the NPD Technologist in the development of new products from concept through to successful launch. This will involve close liaison with Sales, Technical and Production teams to ensure that the right products are selected to meet product briefs.

The role will also include the collection, collation and trial of both factory products and competitor products for assessment, along with the obtaining and management of samples and new ingredients for the NPD team.

As support for the NPD Technologist this role will also include general administrative and housekeeping tasks.

The ideal candidate will be qualified to degree standard or equivalent in a food-related discipline with excellent communication skills and be able to deal with people in a professional manner. You must have excellent attention to detail and high accuracy skills with the ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision. While experience in the food industry would be an advantage, it is not essential and all required training will be supplied for the right candidate. This is an ideal opportunity to get stuck into an innovative fast-paced NPD environment.

Basic Hours 40 hours per week, 07:30 – 16:00, however start times will vary depending on the workload, flexibility is required at busy times e.g. Christmas and promotions.
Salary Dependant on experience.
Overtime Rate Paid after 40 hours
Attendance Bonus Awarded after 2 years’ service increased after 5 years’ service (taken as cash or additional holiday).
Company Sick Pay Scheme
Pension Scheme
Staff Sales A range of delicious food products on offer to employees at heavily discounted prices.
Parking Ample staff parking and excellent commuter link to the A1.

To apply, please complete the form below, upload your CV and press send.

If you would like to discuss this vacancy further please contact the HR Department on [email protected] or call (01677) 422661 between 9.00 am and 3.30 pm Monday – Friday.


We are based at:

20 Leases Road, Leeming Bar, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 9AW

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