Reporting to the Senior Process Manager, you will carry out NPD/EPD factory trials from concept sign off through to post launch review across all products in the category. With a core focus on delivering for our customers, you will-

Fully understand both business and customer requirements for the NPD process in order to deliver in timely manner for products and supporting product information.

Factory trial management associated with NPD/EPD projects in line with agreed critical paths. These will include initial feasibility trials, factory-scale trials, pre-production trials and first production runs. Proactively suggesting solutions and improvements to processes.

Be proactive in suggesting alternative solutions to production issues. Work with teams to evaluate all product quality/consistency risks and establish relevant controls prior to introduction of a new process, product, or raw material.

Ensures that Operational, Product Development & Technical teams are informed and committed to critical path delivery.

With full data gathering responsibilities from factory trials (such as yields, labour inputs, changeovers, etc) to provide required cost information

Reporting on trial progress, agreeing trial schedules, and proactively participating in problem solving activities.

About you:

For the role our ideal candidate will meet the following criteria.

Experience in process control or a similar role in food manufacturing.

Be comfortable within a meat environment – comfortable to conduct organoleptic assessments/taste panels of meat products (pork, beef, lamb, and poultry)Graduate in Food Science / Technology or equivalent experience of processing within a food production environment.

Understanding of food safety, preservation techniques and HACCP.

PC literate as a minimum, Proficient in relevant Microsoft skills especially Outlook and Excel, an awareness of SAP would be advantageous

Capacity and capability to take initiative and work independently.

Able to manage multiple projects and priorities at the same time.

Willing and capable to learn new skills

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