New Product Development Specialist - Seafood

WM Morrisons Supermarket
11 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a new job vacancy for a New Product Development (NPD) Specialist to join our International Seafood manufacturing site in Grimsby. In this job you'll support all product development activity within the seafood 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 & BenefitsThis 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 our Grimsby Manufacturing Site

Grimsby Lakeside is our second seafood site in the area which joined the Morrisons family in 2015. The site currently houses 340 colleagues.

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 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. Don’t just take our word for it, click here to hear from our colleagues about what life is really like at Morrisons.

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