Process Technologist

Cranswick Country Foods, Hull (Preston)

​An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a Process Technologist to join the busy NPD team at the Preston site.


The main purpose of the role is to provide a site based resource within the NPD department to lead the process development process and be the bridge between the NPD, Technical and Operations functions at the Preston & Riverside site.


Shift pattern: Monday-Friday, 8am – 5:30pm


Main duties include (but not limited to):

  • Following the approval of NPD Concepts from the customer the role will be responsible for the successful scale up of new products into the factory considering Technical, Operational, Commercial and Customer requirements for all site NPD launches
  • Work with passion and pride at all times demonstrating this thorough results and in-depth knowledge of food and processes
  • Be an integral part of the development team to deliver new concepts / projects in line with the brief
  • Work to a critical path and plan workload accordingly once products are approved by the customer
  • Engage with key stakeholders across the site and communicate any issues
  • Ensure the Development process is followed and that each stage is completed accurately, documented and communicated through to key stake holders
  • Attend site feasibility meetings and highlight any processes that are concerning, require validating or not possible in addition to considering if the product quality can be maintained through scale up
  • Following the feasibility meeting, conduct any required factory trials to assess the feasibility prior to presenting concepts to the customer
  • Attend site Handover meetings once concepts are approved by the customer and raise any concerns
  • Liaise with planning to book in factory trials and communicate to relevant stakeholders
  • Support with organising all elements of the factory trial including raw material sign off, nutritionals, shelf life, travel test, post factory trial costings, trial data capturing, freezing validation etc
  • Issue trial reports and attend trial review meetings
  • Support with factory related customer sign off meetings i.e. Gate 4, Technical Handover etc
  • Support with artwork sign off
  • Support with creating factory quality standards & customer Quality Assessment Sheets
  • Be on site to support with product pre productions / launches and customer face where necessary
  • Prepare and maintain launch packs for new and existing product development ensuring they are kept up to date at all times
  • Conduct trials to assess the removal of cost from products


Requirements, experience and person specification

  • Previous experience in an NPD role
  • Ability to interact with customers
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Computer literacy

A full job description is available upon request. Salary to be discussed at interview stage                                             

If you are an internal applicant, please ensure you have made your line manager aware before applying and confirm this when submitting your application.


To apply, please submit your covering letter and CV to:    


Closing Date: 10th December 2021

Please note that if a suitable candidate is found, this closing date may be brought forward