NPD Product Developer

Just Food Recruitment
Circa £35,000
Closing date
12 Aug 2022

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Food Manufacturing
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Just Food Recruitment, part of The JFR Group is recruiting for a Product Developer to join this market leading and innovative Food manufacturer based in Bedfordshire.

The main purpose of this role is to manage the delivery of the product development programme from concept to Launch, through the use of the project management process. Accountable for the management of key customer accounts from an NPD perspective.

Key Accountabilities

  • Responsible for the project management of all strategic and customer lead projects. Ensure deadlines are met and products are developed to the highest standards of quality and taste, whilst ensuring a smooth launch and delivery.
  • To ensure the delivery of the key customer development projects to time, quality and cost constraints. Be aware of the key developments in our relevant customer strategies including key trends and competitor activities.
  • To support the development of the NPD systems and processes within the client, our sister companies and our principals and to ensure these are efficiently and effectively implemented. Work closely with the sales team, category managers and technical team on relevant accounts to deliver key customer objectives.
  • To project manage a number of key projects and initiatives through the business to deliver their respective project goals.
  • To keep abreast of innovative thinking in the industry via trade fairs, seminars, conferences, reports on the internet and trade publications, bakery tours and other networking to provide a continuous stream of inspirational thinking and fresh product ideas to the business.
  • Support factory trials through the correct processes to establish standards which ensure that new products attain the highest level of quality in production
  • Ensure 'right first time' approach to trials and launches, with smooth handover of products to relevant internal teams.
  • Manage relationships with NPD managers at relevant customers, work towards being their supplier of choice for NPD.
  • Work in conjunction with purchasing where appropriate to build and develop relationships with ingredients and packaging suppliers in order to source the best ingredients for each project and keep abreast of any newness.
  • Work closely with UK sites and manage Strategic Projects.

If you are a self-starter with a drive and tenacity to keeping always pushing several projects through the business and have the confidence and vision to overcome obstacles along the way, then my client would like to speak to you.

Experience of NPD in a FMCG environment is essential for this position doe to the demands of the clients that you would be working with.

If you would like to learn more about this role, please apply and one of our candidate managers will be in touch.

The JFR Group is an employment agency working on behalf of our client. Should you be seeking a new permanent position, temporary assignment, or contract you will find our staff professional and courteous and our interview process straightforward.





Just Food Recruitment, part of The JFR Group, is a specialist food recruitment company that specialises in permanent and Interim placements across the entire food manufacturing market place. We recruit across the United Kingdom for Operations and all Manufacturing roles, Technical and NPD, Engineering and Warehouse, Logistics and Supply Chain, and non-factory roles such as Commercial and Accountancy.

We have a sister company, Just Volume Recruitment who are also a food specialist who deliver temporary and permanent solutions for all hourly paid roles within manufacturing, meaning that The JFR Group can deliver a specialist and tailored solution from the factory floor through to the boardroom.

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