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NPD Technologist
Permanent
  • Shropshire
  • c£28,000

Location: Shropshire.   Company Overview: This role would suit an ambitious graduate with a genuine passion for the food industry looking for longevity in their career. The Candidate. Ideally you will have at least 12 months industry experience within food manufacturing. Experience in the expectations of UK retailers is preferred but not essential. You will have an intermediate food hygiene qualification as an absolute minimum. A passion for innovation and a forward-thinking attitude will certainly take you far within this business. Drive to grow and develop your career with a genuine passion for the food industry. The Role. You will work within an established team that are all collectively responsibility for product launches beginning at concept all the way through to launch. Working closely with the NPD Manager you will gain an understanding of the big 6 retailers’ expectations and ensure best processes are delivered. Lead test and factory trials with operations, process, and site technical teams at relevant sites. Liaise with all site functions to progress projects. Successful deliver on concept, creation, and development, working cross functionally. Company: Everyone in NPD wants somewhere to invest in innovation – that is exactly what this business are doing. I’ve been round the site multiple times and each time it gets better. One of the leaders within their respective food category. Company benefits and career progression as they’re part of a large food group.   If you're interested in this opportunity, please submit your CV via the link provided quoting reference HM/TNT/287

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Hannah McGrail
Development Chef
Permanent
  • Shropshire
  • £50,000

Location: Shropshire Company Overview: This role is a fantastic opportunity for a passionate Development Chef to drive forward innovation for the big 6 retailers, bringing brand new fresh focussed ideas to the business.  Candidate: We are looking for a passionate and creative Development Chef who has previous experience of working for a food manufacturer and/or high-end restaurant with the ability to work with and inspire the existing concept team. You’ll need to have excellent food presentation skills with the ability to articulate and communicate your ideas at all levels in this customer focused role. You’ll need to be able to hit the ground running, so previous experience of developing fresh/chilled dishes for customers is essential. As well as having a strong creative flair and the ability to encourage creative thinking within a team, you must also be commercially aware and enjoy keeping up to date with new food trends. Role: You will have full responsibility for culinary creation. You will work closely with retail customers in a professional & confidential way. In this exciting and challenging role, you’ll be instrumental in delivering innovative concepts by using your fresh/chilled and development knowledge to create new products as well as keeping the existing range refreshed. You will be busy researching products, brainstorming new ideas, creating, presenting & cooking new concepts for customers. You will also use your commercial acumen to make sure your products are successful whilst keeping up to date with competitor activity so that you can identify potential areas of innovation to help maximise business opportunities in this fast-moving category. Role reports into the NPD Manager.  Company: Everyone in NPD wants somewhere to invest in innovation – that is exactly what this business are doing. I’ve been round the site multiple times and each time it gets better. One of the leaders within their respective food category. Company benefits and career progression as they’re part of a large food group.  If you're interested in this opportunity, please submit your CV via the link provided quoting reference HM/TNT/286

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Hannah McGrail
Senior NPD Manager
Permanent
  • Shropshire
  • £60,000 - £65,000

Location: Shropshire.  Company Overview: Looking for an experienced and innovative NPD Manager who has a solid background launching fresh products into key retailers and building and developing teams on challenging food manufacturing sites.  The Candidate. Ideally you will have a Food Science related degree or equivalent. The right candidate will be able to exemplify successful product launches within a chilled and/or fresh category. Experience in the expectations of UK retailers is essential to this role. The business works with all the major retailers. Ideally you will be a seasoned NPD Manager who has experience communicating cross functionally, setting up and analysing stage gate processes in line with customer and company expectations. A passion for innovation and a forward-thinking attitude will certainly take you far within this business. The Role. You will have responsibility of product launches beginning at concept all the way through to handover alongside a team of NPD and Process technologists which you will be responsible for. There will be an expectation to keep up to date with all the current trends within your category. You will be collaborating with key stakeholders/head of departments to make sure all products that are developed are commercially viable. Working closely with the customers you will gain an understanding of their expectations and ensure best processes are delivered. Successful deliver on concept, creation, and development, working cross functionally. Role will report into the site GM with a dotted line into the Group Head of NPD. The Business. Everyone in NPD wants somewhere to invest in innovation – that is exactly what this business are doing. I’ve been round the site multiple times and each time it gets better. One of the leaders within their respective food category. Company benefits and career progression as they’re part of a large food group.  If you're interested in this opportunity, please submit your CV via the link provided quoting reference HM/TNT/285

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