Role details

NPD Manager

Kingston Upon Hull   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Chilled Food Development
  • Food Manufacturing

About Our Client

A market leading Food Manufacturer in East Yorkshire, with multiple sites in the UK is looking to recruit an NPD Manager at their site in East Yorkshire

Job Description

Reporting into an NPD Controller, you would be responsible for a technologist and Development Chef to deliver the following:

  • Work with the Development team to deliver new concepts / projects in line with the brief

  • Manage development projects from brief by site NPD controllers through to launch
  • Set critical timings and ensure all project aspects are delivered as specified satisfying customer and business, commercial, nutritional and process development requirements
  • Ensure the product development process is followed and that each stage is completed, documented and communicated accurately through to key stakeholders
  • Play a major role in packaging development
  • Work up concept samples in conjunction with the NPD Chefs for internal and external presentations ensuring recipe costs are within target parameters
  • Input all required product material in written customer presentations ensuring this is executed accurately and with fineness
  • Attend customer presentations as required
  • Play an active role in customer visits / pre-production / launches where appropriate
  • Ensure that launch packs are updated as required and signed off by appropriate staff prior to launch by BRC and company policies with the support of the NPD Technologists
  • Support the site teams in carrying out an internal risk assessment to ensure that all aspects of safety, legality and product quality are being met by the company within the current manufacturing procedures
  • Attend regular NPD meetings and ensure effective communication of all relevant project information to factory functions
  • Work with relevant site functions to source raw materials, requesting and reviewing specifications to ensure compliance with company and customer objectives
  • Effectively and efficiently hand over all development projects to site process development teams
  • Ensure all product claims are effectively validated
  • To provide input to site HACCP meetings when required

The Successful Applicant

In order to be successful in your application for NPD Manager, you will ideally have the following:

- Degree or equivalent in Food Technology

- A track record of managing NPD within a food manufacturing environment (ideally chilled)

- Experience with retailer NPD systems

What's on Offer


This role comes with excellent career prospects for the right person

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