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Senior Product Development Scientist

Food and FMCG

Lancashire £38k – £38k
permanent Job Ref: 6698


A manufacturer of nutritional health products for the veterinary industry is looking for a Senior Product Development Scientist to join its growing R&D team. Reporting to the Head of Research and Development, the successful candidate will play a key role in designing and developing new products, as well as existing product improvements. You must have a minimum 2 years product development experience in the Veterinary, Nutraceutical or Pharmaceutical industry, and a science based degree to apply for this role.

Key Responsibilities -

- Identifying new products, this will include; researching products and ingredients, liaising with suppliers, and obtaining samples.

- Improvement of existing products, including troubleshooting any issues and working with different departments to gain in-put.

- Conduct laboratory and production sized trials of new formulations and ensure that the Head of R&D is kept fully aware of progress.

- Source and prepare technical documentation in accordance with current procedures and systems.

- Identify opportunities and conduct field research to remain up-to-date with products available on the market and new product launches.

- Attend trade shows and implement new ideas that lead product innovation.

- Build and maintain excellent working knowledge of any new technologies and industry standards.

- Build relationships with Key Opinion Leaders in the areas required to ensure successful product development.

About You

- Previous product development experience within the Veterinary, Nutraceutical or Pharmaceutical industry.

- Science based degree

- Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

- Passion for continuous learning.

- Flexible working attitude.

- Able to work autonomously and as part of a wider team.

- Good IT skills – most notably working experience of MS Office.

This is a great opportunity to join a growing company.

Salary £38k
Job Ref: 6698