NPD Technician (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Kingsland Drinks

  Manchester, Greater Manchester, England

We have an exciting opportunity available for an NPD Technician to join our team based in Irlam, Manchester. This is a full time permanent role, working 37.5 hours per week, Monday-Friday.

Kingsland Drinks is a well-established premier independent UK supplier of wine and spirits specialising in providing a complete category solution.

The NPD Technician Role:

The role will involve working on liquid development projects and innovation. As NPD Technician you will provide liquid technical support as required by the business and you will have the opportunity to be involved in the creation and development of new exciting products.

Key responsibilities as our NPD Technician will include:

  • Developing new liquids and work closely with the flavour houses in order to meet the liquid development briefs.
  • Making up samples for commercial / marketing / customers
  • Ensuring that all ingredients are approved according to the correct method.
  • Generating and oversee the provision of documentation associated with Product Development to the relevant departments.
  • Integrating ingredient information from the development area into the Kingsland’s systems.
  • Working closely with the Q.A. and Production departments to ensure the smooth transition of liquid projects from Product Development to Production. 
  • Supporting the NPD Manager in cost saving / optimisation projects.
  • Organising shelf life and sensory trials for new products and ingredients.
  • Assisting / Creating Risk Assessments & Procedures for the laboratory tasks.
  • Undertaking any other duties which may be required in relation to the Technical department

Skills required as our NPD Technician:

  • New incumbents would be expected to have around 2 years’ experience working in New Product Development, ideally in the drinks industry
  • Problem solving, good administration, good analytical skills and attention to details are essential
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Ability to maintain a high level of discipline with the daily adherence to product quality
  • Computer literate (microsof office packages) and experience of SAP 

Benefits of becoming our NPD Technician:

- Annual bonus scheme - Discretionary based on KPI's

- Training and development

- Health Shield - After 12 months service

- Health checks (diabetes/blood pressure, stop smoking advice etc.)

- Occupational health advice

- Pension – company contribution in line with AE

- Generous holiday entitlement

- Company day holiday

- Vouchers and wine at Christmas

- Staff Discounted Shop

- Free on-site car parking

If you think you have what it takes to become our NPD Technician then click apply now! We’d love to hear from you!

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