NPD Manager

Recruiter
H9 Technical Recruitment Ltd
Location
Wrexham, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
12 Aug 2019
Closes
24 Aug 2019
Ref
1231165051
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
H9 have recently been engaged to assist with the recruitment of a NPD Manager on a 9-12 month contract for a leading FMCG manufacturer.
As the NPD manager, you will help to deliver the site strategy by creating and developing new and exciting products by researching market trends and working with the Production Manager to understand factory capabilities.

Main duties:• To develop a portfolio of new products in line with company strategy / factory constraints. • Management of product development briefs from commercial team to create and develop recipes and provide samples/presentations to customers. • To maintain records of development processes in line with quality standards. • To source ingredients and materials and collate specifications. • Manage recipes and formulations and ensure 'on pack' nutritional and labelling claims are compliant with legislation. • Build costings for recipes and new products by liaising with suppliers / purchasing department / projects / customers. • To coordinate factory trials, first production runs and customer sign-off. • To complete online technical systems/corporate technical policies for retailers. • To ensure artwork sign-off whilst adhering to correct legislation. • To play an active part in the creation of specifications. • To maintain a supplier database. • To take responsibility for identifying opportunities and new trends. • To be an active member of the company HACCP team. • Take an active role in strategic development meetings and other senior management meetings as required e.g. project development meetings.
• Compile and issue monthly reports for NPD processes. • Any other duties commensurate with this role.
Qualifications: • HACCP.• NPD professional with a degree in food science or technology qualification.• Food Safety.• Nutritional and labelling legislation Experience.• Minimum of 3 years' experience.• Nutritional and labelling legislation experience.• Retailer web based systems.• Experience of bakery/confectionary/ cereals.

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