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NPD Technologist – West Yorkshire
JOB PURPOSE/PRIMARY OBJECTIVE:
Reporting to the Site NPD Manager, the NPD Technologist will be responsible for ensuring that all new products are completed in accordance with company and customer expectations, this will include ensuring that all packaging and artwork is compliant with legal/customer requirements and ensuring that the quality of any new products meet the high standards expected of AV products across all sites.
Ensure the company’s products are developed to the customer specification and within the customer codes of practice / procurement policies Liaise between customers and NPD/Technical teams. Ensure legal compliance on new products, including specification writing, artwork sign offs, label generation. Manage the AV meat sites NLAF system. Work closely with other key departments/support functions (e.g. procurement, Technical, Finance) ensuring success of new products. Co-ordination of the preproduction & first production and management with NPD responsibility along with the preparation of key documentation Coordinate NPD tasks required through RACI, such as analytical testing, cooking validations etc. Supporting Continuous Improvement projects with Tier 1 suppliers.
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:
Experience of working within a food manufacturer from an NPD focus and working with major UK Food Retailers Proven track record in working to tight deadlines. Project Management skills. Good Powerpoint and Excel skills.
Full knowledge of customer specification systems Relevant Food Legislation Knowledge UK retail artwork processes and systems Liaise and develop relationships with counterparts internal and external
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