New Product Development (NPD) Specialist
WM Morrison Supermarkets PLC
Bradford, GB
15d ago

About The Role

We have a new job vacancy for a New Product Development (NPD) Specialist to join our Farmers Boy Greenside manufacturing site in Bradford.

In this job role the successful candidate will support all product development activity within the Pies & Pastries categories.

You will support the NPD Manager to improve existing and launch new profitable own brand products to agreed briefs and category strategies.

Ensuring 100% accuracy on relevant process timescales, documentation and smooth transition to factory production with full adherence to the Manufacturing Stage & Gate Process.

This role is working Monday to Friday days 40 hours per week with occasional need to cover trials / launches at weekends.

As the New Product Development Specialist your job responsibilities will include :

  • Support the NPD Manager to deliver the Site Product Development Plan
  • Attend customer research listening groups & debriefs
  • Contribute to Blue Sky days & Category Reviews
  • Regular meetings with the Development chef on any key projects & site opportunities
  • Brief Manufacturing Packaging Manager & Site Packaging Team on any new packaging requirements & attend any trials at site.
  • Work with suppliers on new raw materials & complete paperwork
  • Complete ready reckoners for costs to ensure we develop commercially viable recipes
  • Complete paperwork & make products for sample submissions & brand panels
  • Complete & review product testing
  • Co-ordinate any Factory Trials
  • Sign off pre- production runs , first production runs & organise post launch reviews
  • Agree & Review QAS, Home Cooking validations, Bake Profiles, Process Spec & Standard Settings
  • Attend and run Benchmarking & Tasting sessions and create action plans to address any issues
  • Attend & Circulate any actions from meetings
  • Salary & Benefits

    This job as a New Product Development (NPD) Specialist offers a very competitive salary in line with current market rates.

    We will also offer you a fantastic benefits package; 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays), a discount card for you and two friends or family members giving you each 10% off your shopping in Morrisons, enhanced colleague bonus scheme, single healthcare cover, and a competitive pension scheme.

    You’ll have access to a variety of high street discounts, as well as tonnes of flexible benefits.

    About You

    eYou will have demonstrable experience of new product development, innovation and renovation of products ideally from a food supplier or manufacturer along with experience of being able to interpret and translate data and insights.

    You’ll ideally have a strong understanding of the category you are specialising within and be able to build, maintain strong relationships with various stakeholders.

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