R&D Placement High Wycombe 2024

Want to help us bring happiness to the world? Want to join an ambitious and fast growing global biscuits and confectionery business investing heavily in iconic global brands, infrastructure and people? Then this is the place for you.

As proud bakers and chocolatiers and custodians of iconic global brands, we don’t compromise on the quality of ingredients in our products or on the people we hire. We are looking for entrepreneurial spirits who share our passion for bringing happiness to our consumers and who embody our Winning Traits.

To succeed at pladis you need to be purpose-led, resilient and positive to succeed here because we expect pace and agility, we insist on collaboration and demand accountability. If that is your thing, then pladis offers global ambition, a clear Vision and roadmap for success, challenge, and unrivalled opportunities to learn and make an impact

What will this role achieve?

This is a 12 month internship for a recent graduate who has studied for a scientific degree.

As an R&D Intern in our Taste Centre of Excellence you will be part of a team that aims to put taste and flavour at the heart of product innovation by connecting culinary arts, consumer insights & science with product design.

Your key responsibility will be to support the technical team and culinary chef in delivering key projects and trend reports and fairs.

What will be your key results?

  • Hands on experience in the kitchen working alongside our culinary, flavour and application specialist to develop winning flavours and seasonings for our products
  • Support development of new flavours and seasonings for sweet and savoury projects
  • Work with technical team, insights and sensory to measure flavour and seasoning attributes in finished product
  • Support compiling trends reports and hosting trend fairs
  • Other activities will include arranging product tastings, ordering samples, liaising with suppliers, attending factory trials

What do you need for this role?

  • Relevant qualifications in a scientific/food related area
  • Demonstrable passion for food
  • Able to collaborate and communicate across various groups
  • Creative, innovative individual
  • Self-motivated, independent individual

Candidate profile

In terms of the performance and personal competences required for the position, we are looking for someone that can demonstrate being:

  • Confident and effective communicator
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Team player
  • Good organiser with attention to detail

Pladis is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

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