NPD Lead

Posted 29 April 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Discipline Food Manufacturing / FMCG
Contact NameAnna Hall

Job description

Vickerstock are proud to be recruitment partners with our global Food Manufacturing client based in Portadown in their search for a focused NPD Lead, to join a fast paced, agile, and ambitious business.

Working with the R&D and Production Stream functions you will ensure a standardised approach New Product Introduction, Process Improvements and Profit Improvement Projects (PIP).

What we have to offer you:

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday plus stats
  • Healthcare
  • Pension contributions
  • Life assurance

What your typical day will look like:

  • Carry out factory trials ensuring they are planned, organised, and executed using a standardised approach.
  • Ensuring outcomes are effectively captured and communicated in the necessary format to relevant stakeholders.
  • Own production implementation including systems, paperwork, codes, and recipe set [ (internal and customer).
  • Management of the NPD Process ensuring right first-time product launches.
  • Ensure successful team talent development and cascading of functional communications.
  • Organise & record successful factory upscales, including product testing & evaluation.
  • Validations of process, packaging & ingredients versus spec or standard
  • Successful co-ordination of packaging development both with internal & external colleagues
  • Drive & support continuous process Improvements along with site departments.

Your essential ingredients:

  • Product Development Experience
  • Food science degree & process knowledge
  • Numerical ability to record, interpret & analyse key process data
  • Understanding of Food Safety & Quality Management systems

What we hope you do next:

Sound like the career move you've been after and would like to hear more, pick up the phone to me, Anna, now on 028 9031 3720, or send an updated CV - in Word format - via the link on the page.