Posted 14th February negotiable Dungannon, County Tyrone # PM897468
NPD Manager (Ref: 897468)
Vickerstock are delighted to be working in partnership with one of Northern Ireland's specialist food producers with the recruitment of a NPD Manager for their Dungannon base.
Your new role:
As the successful NPD Manager you will lead your NPD Team to develop products from ideation through to production.
Your duties and responsibilities:
- Initiate specification documentation for all new products.
- Develop innovative products by introducing new ideas and technologies
- Maintain all systems and associated paperwork in line with due diligence
- Lead in customer presentations
- Ensure key dates are met and launch dates achieved
- Effectively manage the relationship with raw material suppliers to ensure strict guidelines and expectations of each customer are met
- Ensure cross functional management team are kept informed fully of all new product launches
- Ensure sufficient trials are run on line to generate correct technical information for specification documentation
- Collaborate directly with logistics team to optimise service and maintain efficiency of supply chain
- Adjust procedures to meet customer needs and changes
- Increase productivity by implementing better supply chain technology
- Management of all financials within NPD
- Procurement of raw materials for all new products
- Overview all NPD briefs / project timelines to ensure alignment and delivery
- Manage and review product development quality standards
What you will need to succeed:
- Degree in Food Science subject
- Proven experience of leading NPD Team
- Excellent communication and written skills
- Highly driven and motivated
- Excellent attention to detail
- Ability to work in a fast paced environment
- NVQ in Management/ Team Leading
- Level 4 Food Hygiene / Advanced HACCP Qualification
- Internal auditing / TACCP
What we have to offer:
Salary: Excellent salary (negotiable depending on experience).
Hours: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm (40hours per week - flexibility required during audits/busy periods).
What to do next:
Please contact Paul to discuss this or other Quality/Technical opportunities in absolute confidence on 028 9031 3720, or send an updated CV via the link on the page
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