🌟 Join the Doughlicious Journey as NPD Manager | London, UK

🌟 Join the Doughlicious Journey as NPD Manager | London, UK

Posted 27 June 2024

​At Doughlicious, they're on a mission to become the world's favourite cookie dough company!

🌟 As a leading global player in the FMCG cookie dough category across the UK, USA, and Australia, they pride themselves on setting high standards, being modern and innovative, and pushing the boundaries of basic cookie dough.

🍫 They offer consumers a range of nostalgic traditional favourites and modern flavours, encouraging everyone to enjoy life's everyday moments with their amazing snacks. All their products are manufactured in their certified Gluten-Free factory, and they offer vegan and organic options.

Doughlicious aim to be known as the world's best cookie dough company that "happens to be gluten-free" because you would never know by tasting their exceptional products.


LOCATION: 🏭 Onsite in Acton, London



As a Product Developer on their development team, you'll be responsible for the flawless delivery of new and exciting products for their retail/foodservice product portfolio, from concept to factory trials, feeling proud when you see the product you created on shelves globally. 🌍

πŸ”§ As a Product Developer, you will also work to improve existing products, ensuring the taste, texture, and aesthetic align with brand values and customer promise.

πŸ“ˆ You will be responsible and accountable for the successful delivery of projects that involve project management activities. You will follow their gated process and control the timelines for a successful product launch.

πŸ“Š You will present and analyse category trends for trending flavours, cookie dough concepts, and competitor analysis on a monthly basis.

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ”§ You will ensure robust technical/execution expertise is applied with rigour to gain a competitive advantage and ensure products are delivered right the first time.

These responsibilities will ensure the growth of technical knowledge within the team, helping them become the leading developers of cookie dough products for retail and foodservice. πŸͺ



πŸ› οΈ Develop new food products from concept to launch, including recipe formulation, ingredient selection, and product testing.

🀝 Collaborate with cross-functional teams such as procurement, production, technical, marketing, sales, and operations to ensure new products align with company goals and customer needs.

πŸ“Š Conduct market research and analyse consumer trends to identify opportunities for new product development.

🎯 Manage multiple projects simultaneously, ensuring timely completion and adherence to budgets and quality standards.

🏭 Optimise existing product formulations to improve quality, cost-effectiveness, and manufacturing efficiency.

βœ… Ensure compliance with all relevant food safety, labelling, and regulatory requirements.

πŸ“ Develop and maintain new product specifications, including ingredient lists, nutritional information, and packaging requirements.

πŸ‘… Coordinate and oversee sensory evaluations and consumer testing to gather feedback and refine product formulations.

πŸ” Stay up to date with the latest trends, technologies, and innovations in the food industry to maintain a competitive edge.

πŸ“’ Present new product concepts and development updates to senior management and key stakeholders.

🀝 Manage relationships with suppliers and vendors to ensure consistent quality and timely delivery of ingredients and materials for testing and communicate with procurement.

πŸ› οΈ Troubleshoot and resolve product-related issues that arise during the manufacturing process.

πŸ“ˆ Contribute to the development and implementation of the company's overall current product strategy and portfolio.

πŸš€ Continuously improve and streamline the product development process to enhance efficiency and reduce time-to-market.



πŸ§‘β€πŸ”¬ Skills in product formulation with interest in process scale-up from bench to factory.

🏭 Skills in factory manufacturing with a focus on quality.

🍞 Specific knowledge of baking formulation, ingredients, and processing.

πŸ“Š Ability to interpret sensory and consumer research data is desired.

πŸŽ“ Honours or Degree equivalent in relevant science discipline (e.g., Chemical Engineering, Food Science, Chemistry).

πŸ₯ Relevant formulation/quality qualifications are desirable in bakery applications.



πŸ’Ό Company pension

πŸ₯ Private healthcare

🌴 23 days holiday plus bank holidays

πŸš— Onsite parking

🍨 Dessert every day!



Ready to make the world a sweeter place? Express your interest by contacting your Foodchain Contact, or emailing: team@foodchainrecruitment.com. If you are new to Foodchain, you can contact us via LinkedIn or via the below link to discuss further.

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