NPD Manager (FTC)
- Contract Type
Within our Northampton site the Development Team are seeking an ambitious individual who has as much passion for food as they do to lead one of their most innovative accounts with M&S!
This is a key role within the team as you will be expected to be at the forefront of leading innovation projects with M&S whilst representing Greencore.
Within this role you will take a lead on the development of our “Food to Go” products which will include a range of sandwiches, Wraps , Salads and Sushi.
Your key focus will be to develop new and modify existing products for our customer. We are seeking someone who is a real “foodie” and able to push the boundaries with new flavours and can contribute to new product innovations!
Building a strong relationship with the customer is key in this role and also understanding of working to our tight project deadlines!
At Greencore we really do put people at the core of how we run our business, so there is a strong focus on looking after our people, and our impact on the wider community.
Within the role of Product Development Manager, you’ll be introducing and refining new product concepts through the development process, ensuing that technical and quality standards are achieved.
You will build and maintain our key customer relationship with M&S , acting as the dedicated contact to provide accurate and consistent communication both internally and externally, ensuring any issues are identified and resolved quickly.
You will input product knowledge and customer insight within the category team to ensure product development is aligned with all of the key customer requirements.
You’ll have previous experience of working in a fast paced environment with an awareness of project management techniques, in particular critical path and gated processes.
You will also have experience working with short shelf life products including working with M&S as a customer.
Within the role of New Product Development Manager a true passion for food is an overall must!
About the company
Greencore is a leading manufacturer of convenience food in the UK. It supplies grocery and other retailers including all of the major UK supermarkets. The Group has strong market positions in a range of categories including sandwiches, sushi, salads, chilled ready meals, chilled soups and sauces, chilled quiche, ambient sauces and pickles, and frozen Yorkshire Puddings.
On an annual basis, Greencore manufactures around 706 million sandwiches and other food to go products, 144 million chilled prepared meals, and 226 million bottles of cooking sauces, pickles and condiments. The Group carries out around 7,500 deliveries to stores each day.
Greencore has 15 world-class manufacturing sites in the UK, with industry-leading technology and supply chain capabilities. The Group has an annual turnover of ca.£1.5bn, employs approximately 11,300 people and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.
For further information go to www.greencore.com or follow Greencore on social media.