Role details

NPD Manager

North Yorkshire   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Bakery experience required
  • Reports to the Technical Manager

About Our Client

Manufacturer in the North East

Job Description

Operating within the defined procedures and budgets, this is a senior functional role within the development team. The job holder is expected to anticipate problems or needs and get on with resolving them without being asked

  • Manage a Development Assistant ensuring effectiveness in role, training and job basics are met.

  • Lead and develop the Development Assistant to ensure PRIDE objectives are delivered

  • Responsible for the performance management via PRIDE of the Development Assistant

  • Fully develop concepts from customer brief to launch and be the guardian of product quality throughout

  • Liaise with customer development teams to create fully feasible products

  • Take responsibility for managing and delivering their work load, tasks and customer requests

  • Ensure all products within the team are developed following the Concept to Launch process, working cross functionally to achieve right first time

  • Work closely with the Senior Designer to develop a 12 month pipeline of product creativity to feed customer briefs and expectations

  • To ensure compliance to CCP's QCP's and Risk Assessments throughout process development and test bakery practices

  • Continually seek improvements and change to drive business effectiveness and cost efficiency

  • Promote good safe working practices and procedures and ensure that these are adhered to in the test bakery

  • Support during annual BRC site audits

  • Ensure that health and safety procedures are followed in the test bakery

  • Ensure that food safety legislation and guidelines as well as company policy are adhered to

  • Approval of descriptions, nutrition data and ingredients list for artwork

  • In conjunction with the Technical ensure products meet with technical requirements

  • To comply with Health and Safety Legislation and Company regulations, also comply with Statutory Hygiene Legislation and the Company Personal Hygiene Codes of Practice.

  • To undertake and other reasonable duties as required

The Successful Applicant

Minimum 3 years experience in FMCG NPD role with key customer account responsibilities

Preferably degree qualified in Food Science/ Technical discipline

Strong computer literacy and good knowledge of excel

Intermediate/ Advance Food Hygiene

Intermediate/ Advanced HACCP

Full clean driving licence

What's on Offer

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