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Title:  Senior Technologist

City:  Market Drayton
Department:  Research & Development
Location: 

Market Drayton, GB, TF9 3SQ

Müller pride ourselves on offering support to help develop your knowledge and skills. In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer an attractive benefits package within a highly successful European business that offers financial rewards and resources, including bonus scheme, contributory pension, life assurance, generous holiday allowance and a flexible benefits programme.


We are currently recruiting within our Research & Development team for a Senior Technologist to work within our Technology, Innovation and Optimisation Team. 

You will manage multiple, complex projects involving cost optimisation and new technology, both product and process based. You will act as support on process knowledge and capability and be accountable for R&D actions through project stage gate process.

 

In this role the key responsibilities will include:
• Search continuously for potential to optimise recipes process and/or the raw material portfolio.
• Identify, initiate and deliver opportunities for cost saving and quality improvements.
• Provide support on process related topics to Operations and Quality Teams and R&D.
• Translate customer and business objectives into a robust recipe solution quickly.
• Manages the cost calculation on all developments.
• Regularly works in the kitchen or pilot plant area; prepares and presents innovative concept samples to internal and external partners.
• Act as a Project Manager as required; hold and attend project meetings, escalate issues and risks.
• Maintains awareness of developments challenges and trends affecting the dairy industry.
• Actively researches and investigates novel technologies that could benefit Muller.
• Work closely with Group R&D to maximise collaboration and knowledge transfer between the UK and Germany.
• Plan organise and control scale up trials through effective communication with planning and production colleagues.
• Produce clear and complete trial reports
• Build strong relationships with supply base of product category and is aware of supplier innovation capability.
• Deputise for the R&D Manger as necessary.
• Potential requirement to manage and motivate 1-2 direct reports or a small sub-team.
• Travel to other Muller manufacturing sites or 3rd party co-packers across the UK when required.

 

Key skills & experience
• BSc/MSc in Food Science/Science/Dairy Technology or corresponding degree level.
• Experience in project management; excellent project management skills and knowledge of NPD processes.
• Essential-Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in an established NPD/R&D team in the food industry.
• Strong in-depth knowledge of dairy science and processing.
• Proven track record of leading successful new product launches.
• Good MS Office skills.
• Excellent problem-solving skills.
• Understand HACCP principles.
• Excellent understanding of relevant food legislation /standards with working knowledge of food law, ingredient list and nutrition tables.
• Inquisitive and creative.
• Assertive and confidence to challenge.
• Excellent team player.

 

The Process
If you have the skills and experience in the above areas and would like to be considered for this role please apply at www.mullercareers.co.uk
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