Senior NPD Technologist / NPD Manager

Winhurst Recruitment
£28000 - £40000/annum
09 Jul 2017
08 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you passionate about food innovation?
* Is your ambition to be an NPD Manager?
* Do you want to work with the major supermarkets?

If so, we'd love to hear from you as our client is looking to recruit a Senior Development Technologist / NPD Manager to join their Food Manufacturing business based in Essex. Reporting into the Development Manager, your key responsibilities are to develop and manage a range of products for the UK's major food retailers through to launch, whilst building strong external and internal business relationships.

Key responsibilities for the Senior NPD Technologist / NPD Manager:

* Develop new products and processes in response to customer briefs to maintain and grow a creative catalogue of products for customers.
* Manage focused development of new products to deliver the required margin for our customers and the business.
* Contribute to a comprehensive NPD strategy, delivering and implementing improvements to the NPD process, continually evolving and developing the team and site capability
* Working to a critical path plans, organises and controls resources to deliver products and processes to an agreed quality and timescale.
* Monitor and benchmark product quality of new and existing products.

* To provide clear factory NPD briefs with recipe cost and benchmarks.

* To effectively manage end to end product and packaging development.
* Continue to develop optimum working practices between factory NPD, technical, manufacturing teams and supply chain planning.
* Manage artwork process for each new product or packaging change

The Successful Candidate for the role of Senior NPD Technologist / NPD Manager:

* Is it essential that you have previous experience within a food manufacturing environment from initial concept development at a senior level.
* A degree in a food related subject would be ideal but isn't essential.
* Must have excellent knowledge of food trends / culinary skills and be used to dealing directly with the major supermarkets.
* Branded or Own Label, food or drinks experience is essential.
* Great attention to detail as well as the ability to work well under pressure and be a strong communicator.

Salary: £28,000 - £40,000

Job Reference: JR11218

Disclaimer: This vacancy is based in the United Kingdom. Winhurst Recruitment only operates in the UK and can only process applications from candidates who are currently a resident and eligible to work in the UK. Whilst we will endeavour to contact you following your application, due to the high volume of applications this cannot always be possible. If you have not had notification within 7 days unfortunately your application has not been successful but we will keep your details on file for future opportunities. Winhurst Recruitment Limited is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to providing all employees with a working environment that is free from discrimination, intimidation and harassment. We value diversity and actively promote equal opportunities to all so that employees are treated equally, with dignity and respect