Key Accountabilities:

Support the NPD Manager to drive the site’s innovation, NPD & EPD agenda

Deliver approved product concepts to launch

Management of launch critical path

Scale up trials

Validation (shelf life)

Attend NPD meetings/pre launch meeting management

Facilitate pre-productions

Factory systems and documentation

Support the specifications, QAS and artwork process

Operational excellence

Existing product development program

Skills and Knowledge

Have a minimum of 2 years food manufacturing experience within a process role

Be comfortable within a meat manufacturing environment

Strong personal organisation skills capable of initiating, prioritising and managing several projects simultaneously

Strong decision making skills

Excellent communication skills withbthe ability to engage and influence others

Attention to detail coupled with the ability to work at fast pace

A strong blend of can do and right first time with a tenacity for problem solving

Numerate with strong analytical and IT skills

Desirables

Meat industry experience an advantage

Experience of working with Tesco, Coop and M & S

Qualifications/Desirables

Educated to degree level in Food Science or related Technology

HACCP/Food safety training

Internal auditing qualification

Sensory panel qualification

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