Salads Manufacturing Site, Hunslet, Leeds, LS10 1DR

The Organisation

We are a private family owned, Yorkshire business with our ‘roots’ firmly in the fresh produce trade. Our organisation is fast-paced, exciting, and dynamic. Due to rapid successful growth our organisation is constantly offering new and exciting opportunities.

The Team

At Troy Foods we embrace innovation – It is our passion!

We are constantly looking at food trends – current and future, what people are eating in restaurants, markets and retail not only in the UK but around the world. We do all of this with a genuine team spirit!

At Troy Foods we have a dedicated New Product Development (NPD) team. The team are constantly benchmarking, matching, innovating and driving the customer agenda to ensure we are developing new product lines that are meeting our customer’s needs and expectations across retail, foodservice and manufacturing.

The team have vast experience in developing products for the market place across a range of food categories – From dressed salads such as coleslaw, potato salad and pasta salad to Mayonnaise, dips, dressings & relish, to also vegetable ready to cook meal accompaniments & prepared vegetables and beyond.

We would love the opportunity for any of our customers (current or potential) to visit our New Product Development kitchen and state of the art factories to see what we do and if you wish, take an active role in developing products together with our knowledgeable NPD team.

The Role

The NPD team are responsible for working closely with the customers and production teams to take exciting new products from concept through to launch. The NPD Senior Technologist is a key part of this team, supporting the development of new products for both own brand and branded customers.

Key responsibilities include;

- To develop salad, mayonnaise, vegetables, retail vegetables and other products from concept to launch, factory trials, nutrition and shelf life & organoleptic evaluation through to launch procedures
- To project manage own assigned customers and projects working closely with Technical, Commercial & Operations
- To lead the bi weekly NPD meeting with commercial and factory teams regarding their own accounts
write development specifications and artwork sign off

You will have a real passion for food and have achieved a 2.1 Degree (or equivalent) from a food science, food nutrition or general science subject

You will be highly organised and driven with excellent attention to detail. You will be naturally curious, want to learn and have a love of food!!

Hours of work

Monday - Friday, 08:00-17:00

Days / shift details

As Above

Pay details


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Please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.