Product Development Technologist

Date: 20-Jan-2023

Location: Hemel Hempstead, GB, HP2 4TZ

Company: Britvic

Product Development Technologist

Location: Hemel Hempstead (2-3 times a week)

National travel required to other sites on an ad hoc basis

At Britvic we are on a journey to become the world’s 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. 
From Pepsi to Tango, J2O to Robinsons, Britvic's brands have all become truly household names. 

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. These responsibilities will both ensure the growth of technical knowledge within the team, helping us become the leading developers of soft drinks. You will assist the teams development towards becoming the leading developers of soft drinks. Our passion is for developing superior products that consumers drink and love, best in class packaging,  and impeccable delivery of projects, while fostering an culture of growth where everyone can be their best and own self.

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.
  • Effective leadership skills are essential.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills. Relationship building, facilitation, written / verbal communication skills are essential
  • Ability to interpret sensory and consumer research data and use this to guide product design is desired.
  • Accomplished IT Skills using Microsoft suite of programs (including MS Project).


This is an exciting, fast paced role within a great team that will give you the opportunity to enhance your strategic thinking and shape the future of an iconic area in soft drinks. In return, we can offer you a rewarding role with the opportunity to lead change, working with talented individuals in a vibrant business, combined with a strong package and excellent benefits.