New Product Development (NPD) Specialist

Morrisons Manufacturing
31 Oct 2017
15 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

We have a new job vacancy for a New Product Development (NPD) Specialist to join our Farmers Boy Greenside manufacturing site in Bradford. In this job role the successful candidate will support all product development activity within the Pies, Quiche & Sausage rolls categories. You will support the NPD Manager to develop existing and launch new profitable own brand products to agreed targeted briefs and category strategies. Ensuring 100% accuracy on relevant process timescales, documentation and smooth transition to factory production with full adherence to the Manufacturing Stage & Gate Process.

Requirements of the Job

As a New Product Development (NPD) Specialist you will work with suppliers on new raw materials and complete paperwork. You?ll brief Manufacturing Packaging Manager and Site Packaging team on any new packaging requirements and attend any trials at site. You will complete ready reckoners for costs to ensure we develop commercially viable recipes ensuring that you complete all paperwork and make products for sample submissions and brand panels. You will co-ordinate artwork reviews, submit cutter guides, sign off artwork and co-ordinate any factory trials.

Salary & Benefits

This job as a New Product Development (NPD) Specialist offers a very competitive salary in line with current market rates. We will also offer you a fantastic benefits package; 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays), a discount card for you and two friends or family members giving you each 10% off your shopping in Morrisons, enhanced colleague bonus scheme, single healthcare cover, and a competitive pension scheme. You?ll have access to a variety of high street discounts, as well as tonnes of flexible benefits.

About You

You will have demonstrable experience of new product development, innovation and renovation of products ideally from a food supplier or manufacturer along with experience of being able to interpret and translate data and insights. You?ll ideally have a strong understanding of the category you are specialising within and be able to build, maintain strong relationships with various stakeholders.

About our Greenside Manufacturing Site

Farmers Boy Greenside began production in 1980 and moved to a state of the art building in 1999. We are one of the biggest Fresh Food Factories in the UK with 6 operations under one roof. We employ over 1500 people at site operating 24 hours a day 7 days a week across 44 production lines.

About Us

You may already know that Morrisons is the UK?s 4th largest supermarket. But did you know that we?re also the UK?s 2nd largest fresh food manufacturer?

Our offering is unique, as unlike other supermarkets, we source and process over 90% of the fresh food that we sell in store.

We are proud to be the Yorkshire food retailer serving 11 million customers across the UK over nearly 500 stores and an online home delivery service.

Why Join Us?

We?ve a fantastic bunch of people who are at the top of their game in all kinds of fields. And in return for looking after our customers, we look after them with great rewards.

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