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Product Development Technologist

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Date: 21-Jul-2022

Location: Hemel Hempstead - Breakspear P, Hemel Hempstead - Breakspear Park, GB

Company: Britvic

At Britvic we’re on a journey to become the most dynamic soft drinks company. As one of the UK’s leading players in the FMCG market we pride ourselves on setting high standards, being courageous and pushing ourselves to think outside the bottle.


Product Development Technologist

About the Role:
As a Product Development Technologist working in our GB BU Product Development team, you will be responsible for flawless delivery of new and exciting liquids for our GB products portfolio from concept creations to implementation at factories. You will be responsible & accountable for the successful delivery of the liquid workstream of projects as well as leading some project management activities.You will also be leading products scale up and implementation in our Supply Chain
You will ensure robust technical expertise is applied with rigor to gain competitive advantage and ensure liquid solutions are delivered right first time.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the liquid development of new soft drinks products from concept to commercialisation
  • Lead small scale initiatives e.g process improvements, flavour extensions and/ideation sessions.
  • Support our production sites by providing manufacturability guidance & contributing to continuous improvement projects.
  • Be a subject matter expert on behalf of the team.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required:

  • Skills in product formulation are essential.
  • Skills & interest in process scale up from laboratory to factory are essential.
  • Understanding the function a Pilot Plant can offer and how to trial products using one are desired but not essential.
  • Skills in factory commissioning and validation with a focus on quality are desired.
  • Specific knowledge of beverage formulation, ingredients, and processing is desired.

Key Behaviours:

  • Rigourous, disciplined, accountable and driven.
  • Creates fresh, innovative and creative approaches to solve challenges.
  • Passionate about formulating great products which our customers and consumers love.
  • Embrace a culture of learning and professional development – individual and team capability.
  • Constantly grows influential networks across the business and organisations, influencing others with a blend of passion and reason.
  • Swiftly responds to ensure projects are delivered to plan.

We believe we are stronger together and that’s why we’re committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees. We know that by building a truly inclusive environment where everyone feels celebrated, safe and respected - diversity and wellbeing will naturally thrive

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