Process Development Manager
Are you an experienced Process Development Manager looking for a new exciting challenge?
Do you have chilled and/or high risk food experience?
Are you looking for company who offer excellent benefits?
To take full responsibility for the Process Development function and team ensuring all new food launches go right first time leading the design, implementation of new kit, processes across different sites.
Take complete control of all projects ensuring they run to critical path timelines, liaising with customer to deliver launch dead-lines.
Coordinate process trials & scale up trials for all new food with the process technologist.
Agree all new raw material quality attributes for key cards alongside the technical team & concept team.
Coordinate specification submission and artwork sign off alongside the technical team to ensure these are completed on time
Jump on all key quality complaints immediately solving the underlying issue to prevent any further customer complaints about the same issue.
Attend taste panel & positive release meetings to drive the quality culture
Attend NPD meetings, up-dating the audience on all briefs at the process stage of the critical path.
Manage the process team production trial budget & artwork budget alongside finance, checking all cross charges from the operations team and setting up the budget for the next financial year
Key Skills Required:
You will have several years experience at a senior level, with a proven track record working within a Technical/Process Development role operating at a Manager level.
Ideally you will have a strong chilled foods background
An excellent knowledge of process development and food science is required.
A Food Science degree is preferred
You will be a strong team leader that has good man management experience.
A creative flair and excellent commercial orientation, maintaining a very customer focussed approach to the role.
This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking for an excellent career move with plenty of scope, so please do not hesitate to apply.