NPD Food Technologist/ Account Manager Up to £45,000 per annum Company car North Territory Due to continuing growth for their UK Food business, an exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced New Product Development Food Technologist to join a global distributor to cover the Northern region. This is a field-based role, covering a patch from Sheffield to the south of Scotland. Reporting into the UK Area Sales Manager, the purpose of the role is to provide technical sales support in order to develop the profitably of the Food business portfolio within an agreed customer territory alongside the key account manager sales colleagues. The New Product Food Developer will be responsible for all inquiries and actions relating to food applications. Working with sales, marketing and customers to test and develop products added to designated food products. Key Responsibilities for New Product Food Technologist/ Account Manager: Deliver on targets set for your area Achieve growth targets for new business into both new and existing accounts Drive new development sales of functional products into new and existing customers Assist customers in developing new products, providing solutions to issues they may have, assisting with line trials, undertaking microscopy work on behalf of customers Plan, prepare, execute and follow up on customer opportunities Ensure a strong technical grounding in all key products Attend supplier training and industry forums as requested Keep up to date with technical trends in the markets & product folios Promote and follow up of all samples in timely manner Ensure all admin is completed in a timely manner and activity is logged Key Requirements for New Product Food Technologist/ Account Manager: Candidates must be familiar with food processing/manufacturing process, in order to create samples and help customers produce the final product. Create methods for testing the actives in the food for label and regulatory purposes. Bachelor's Degree in food science/biochemistry Previous experience and knowledge of the UK Food industry is essential - preferably someone with a production background who understands working in a food factory or production unit Strong understanding of customer and market dynamics and requirements Can work alone or as part of a team Excellent communicator Can-do mentality Service Minded Presentation & influencing skills Enthusiastic team player, determined, results focused and self-motivated, High energy individual Must hold UK driving license. This is a fantastic opportunity to work for an international company, market leader and a business driven to succeed and deliver its growth targets. Interviews are taking place immediately, don't miss out- Click 'APPLY' today At Morgan Ryder we can provide you with a full range of employment opportunities from short term and fixed term temporary vacancies to permanent positions. We recruit for companies that operate in the following industries: Food and Drink Manufacturers, FMCG, Packaging, Engineering, Automotive, Aerospace, Warehousing, Logistics, Waste Management, Petro Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Power & Renewable Energy.