Greencore Group

NPD Manager

10 Jul 2019
07 Aug 2019
Ms Holly Healey
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Our NPD team within Bow are seeking an ambitious individual who is as passionate about food as they are!

As our new NPD Manager  this is a key role within the team as you will be expected to be at the forefront of leading innovation projects with our customer whilst representing Greencore.

Within this role you will take a lead on the development of our “Hot Held” products which will include a range of sandwiches, toasties and paninis.  

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 will also involve an element of travel between Bow and our site in Atherstone

Main responsibilities

  • Manage and deliver NPD and innovative projects up to the point of handover to the process team.

  • Present new products and upgrades to key stakeholders and the customer  in a professional manner demonstrating in confidence  your food knowledge and expertise.

  • Benchmarking of  products regularly to gain awareness of the market for a competitive advantage and contribute to Blue Sky Innovation within the team to maximise competitor advantage.

Ideal candidate

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. 

Ideally you will also have experience working with short shelf life products including hot food product categories (Toasties, Paninis, etc)

Within the role of New Product Development Manager  a good knowledge of food is a must with strong presentation skills and customer exposure.  

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.

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