NPD Project Manager
Job Type: NPD Project Manager
Salary: £59,000 plus benefits
Job Reference: CD- 24545
Are you a driven and dynamic NPD Manager seeking to be a key contributor to the innovation process of a global FMCG business? Are you technically minded with a passion for international travel and managing a high volume of projects to ensure a successful NPD process in various regions?
* Work with production sites to ensure that the right information about formulas and processes are assessed and communicated
* Collaborate with various functions within the business such as Process Engineers and Flavour House chemists/ scientists in the region to help to transfer bench and sensory knowledge to assist co-packers during innovation production runs
* Be responsible for the technical coordination at test runs at new plants with internal and external stakeholders, focusing on best parameters, process specification and formulations
* Act as technical lead for formula commercialisation at co-packers and bottlers: Responsible for the technical coordination at test runs at new plants with internal and external stakeholders, with an emphasis of as well as test parameters, process specification, formulations etc.
* Work cross-functionally to manage in-house knowledge base of product parameters associated with the processing of the portfolio of products to enable a global approach to processing
* Up to 50% international travel is required with the role
* Technical background - experience within NPD relating to drinks manufacturers within any of the following areas: pasteurised aseptic products, soft drinks, carbonates, diary are especially suitable
* A background in ingredients and working alongside flavour houses
* NPD project management background especially with the experience in bench development and scale up
* An understanding of the risks and critical control points in the crossover from flavour houses and translation into factories
* Ability to manage multiple projects efficiently
* Exceptional time management and communication skills
* High level of cultural awareness, and ability to build awareness and understanding alongside technical knowledge
* Independent working capability, able to use own initiative
* Management experience would be ideal To apply, please submit your application via the link below.
To contact directly call: Chloe Dalton on 0161 639 0080
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