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NPD Lead

Protea Recruitment Ltd
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Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Contract Type
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Protea Recruitment is seeking a skilled NPD Lead  to join a prominent food processing company on the east side of Edinburgh. This distinctive role presents a rare opportunity to spearhead NPD projects, overseeing the entire product development process from inception to market launch.

About the Role:

Manage all aspects of NPD projects, ensuring food safety and regulatory compliance. Develop new food products and processes using agile methodologies. Collaborate with various departments (Technical, Procurement, Production) to bring products to market. Write specifications, generate labels, and conduct cooking validations. Manage design agencies and ensure accurate product costing. Oversee existing product engineering to meet evolving food legislation.

What We Offer:

A dynamic and exciting work environment in the food industry. The chance to make a significant impact on product development. The opportunity to work independently while collaborating with a supportive team. Competitive salary and benefits package (details upon request).

Who You Are:

Hold a degree in a food-related science field.

At least 2 years within an NPD role 

Possess experience in food product development or a related field. Have a passion for innovation and a strong understanding of food safety regulations.

Enjoy working independently and managing multiple projects simultaneously.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively.

Having worked in a Chilled or frozen product range is required as well as supplying a top 4 UK retailer, preferably M&S. 

Location: Central Scotland

Required : Full working rights to work in the UK


If you're a driven individual with a passion for food product development, we invite you to apply! Please send your CV to or call 0131 378 2530


A fresh approach to recruitment

​With a direct approach to recruitment, we Focus on the Food | Drinks | and FMCG sectors.

Our company's success has been built on the understanding that every business and candidate is unique; partnering with our clients, we focus on the culture fit, which is as important as matching a candidate's skills.

 Working with SME and Blue-chip businesses, from factory start-ups to replacing critical positions, our tailor-made services offer a bespoke recruitment solution for Full-Time, Interim and Fixed Term Contracts, from mid-level to board-level recruitment across all recruiting disciplines. 

Recruiting across Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, EU, MENA, Africa, and other countries worldwide, we are the recruitment partner for you for the Food / Drinks manufacturing sector.

For your perfect job or hire, don't hesitate to contact or call Matt on 0131 378 2530


Company info
Suite 18
4 Lochside Way, Park
Mid Lothian
EH12 9DT

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