Technology and Innovation Junior Specialist - Upfield

Technology and Innovation Junior Specialist

Technology and Innovation  Junior Specialist

Location: Katowice - Poland


Job Purpose:

The Technology and Innovation (Junior) Specialist delivers product implementations and modifications in the factory. Reporting to the Technology and Innovation Manager, you will be part of the team responsible for new innovations, process improvements, product transfers, roll-outs, recipe changes and line extensions. The Technology and Innovation Specialist also supports projects where process installations are being altered or introduced.


Main responsibilities:

  • Ensuring the timely implementation of new products & changes to products and packaging end to end within the factory
  • Leading product and process driven projects in the site
  • Trials and internal factory alignment on packaging and product
  • Connecting the dots cross-functionally (closely working with R&D and factory colleagues)
  • Early product management which includes QA, product safety, planning and data co-ordination
  • Troubleshooter with respect to product, process and packaging performance
  • Assessing supply chain impact on innovation input for business cases.


About you:

  • University degree in Food Science/Engineering or other related field.
  • Experience in Food Product Development/Quality/Manufacturing
  • Strong technical affinity and ability to understand and optimize processes
  • Ability to independently coordinate Projects with several stakeholders
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast moving environment
  • Good negotiation and social skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Fluent Polish and very good English.


You’ll have to enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and it will take hard work and determination; we will give you the ownership you need to make an impact. 

You’ll have to deliver on the commitments you make. And we’ll give you the freedom and flexibility to do your job and build your own career. 

At Upfield we want you to bring your ideas, your motivation and desire to succeed! This part of the role is up to you to complete.


About Upfield!

We are the largest plant-based company in the world, and we believe in doing what’s right for our people, our customers and the planet.

At Upfield our purpose is clear: we make people healthier and happier with nutritious and delicious, natural, plant-based products that are good for you, our planet; and with packaging that’s free from plastic.  We’ve got iconic brands like Rama, Country Crock, Blue Band and Flora that people all over the world know and love. We’ve been a trusted category leader since 1871 and yet we feel like we’re only just getting started.

Performance, Passion and Care define who we are as a company, how we work every day, and the responsibility we feel toward our Associates, our consumers, our business partners and our world.

We are a highly entrepreneurial fast-paced team running a multi-billion Euro business across 60+ countries with the mind-set of a start-up! We are agile, creative, fast-to-market and obsessed with customers and consumers.