A Dream job for Dessert lovers! - Mackie’s of Scotland

A Dream job for Dessert lovers!

We’re recruiting for a recent graduate to join our New Product Development Team

We’re delighted to announce an opportunity to join our NPD (new product development) team, where a successful candidate will be tasked with helping to inspire new products along with other NPD coordination responsibilities. There is a real magic to NPD – where the possibilities are only limited by what tasty treats you can think up and make.

The kitchen is the creative heart of the ice cream and chocolate elements of our business and we are really excited at the prospect of a new member joining our small NPD team. If you’ve a sweet-tooth and an ability to balance your creativity and imagination with thoroughness and analytical skills, this could be the role for you. The successful applicant will be tasked with testing and devising new flavour combinations, sauces and innovations within our busy NPD kitchen, which is responsible for having created some of the country’s best-loved sweet treats.

As well as the practical development of new products, there will be vital technical and analytical elements to the job – crucial for ensuring the products that hit supermarket shelves or freezer aisles have the best chance of becoming long-term favourites. The role will also see the new member of our team work closely with the Mackie’s 19.2 parlour team based in Marischal Square, Aberdeen, to develop products and project manage trials of new recipes through direct consumer testing within the parlour environment.

As part of the Opportunity North East (ONE) Graduate into Business initiative, the role is for a graduate from 2019 – 2021 and will be full-time for a 12 month term, with the hope that it will develop into a permanent position.

The role will be 37.5 hours per week with competitive pay and perks, including becoming part of Mackie’s profit-share scheme.

Requests for more information on the NPD Coordinator role and submissions of applications with a CV and covering letter should be sent to mackies@mackies.co.uk with the deadline for applications Friday 10 December.