NPD Manager – Food Manufacturing

£30000 - £35000 per annum 
Job Type:
Manufacturing and Production 
Job Ref:

NPD Manager – Food Manufacturing
Based in Aintree, Liverpool
Salary circa £35,000 + Benefits

A forward-thinking food manufacturer, part of a large international group of companies, currently has an exciting opportunity for a senior Process/ NPD Manager to join the business. Offering an attractive salary plus benefits this is a fantastic chance to join a dynamic business and play a key role in their continued growth and success.

The Role
Reporting to the Technical Manager, you would be responsible for delivering the NPD strategy and driving the development of exciting products from concept to launch, whilst playing an active role in the development of the company’s overall strategy and continuous improvement culture. Key tasks will include…
o Manage the NPD departments, including the team, budget and resources
o Ensure customer briefs are adhered to and that all new products meet commercial and technical requirements
o Develop effective relationships with customers and suppliers
o Liaise regularly with operations, commercial and technical teams to ensure smooth lines of communication
o Ensure Health & Safety compliance, monitoring and reporting any bad practice
o Maintain awareness of new, innovative ingredients, raw materials, suppliers and relevant market trends

The Candidate
Ideally educated to degree level or equivalent and will have previous experience of working in a similar process development role with a track record of process implementation. Previous experience of working in a factory processing fruit and nuts is advantageous along with a foundation Level HACCP qualification and experience of development from concept to launch completing the necessary documentation. Good communication skills are also important, combined with effective time management and organisational skills.

The Company:
A well established and highly regarded manufacturer of high quality nuts and snacks, part of an international group of companies. Offering an attractive salary plus benefits, this is a fantastic opportunity to play a part in the continued success of a dynamic business, which supports employees in their work-life balance.

This role may be suitable for you if you have a background as any of the following: NPD Manager, NPD Technologist, Food Technologist, Process Technologist, New Product Development, Food Scientist.

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