Junior Product Excellence Manager

Northamptonshire £ 25,000 to £ 30,000 p.a. Permanent

Job Reference: 013211

A large and growing family owned FMCG manufacturer are actively recruiting for a Junior Product Excellence Manager on a 12 month fixed-term contract (FTC). This person will join their Operations department reporting to the Senior Product Excellence Manager and this role is part of the team that lead development of new product across the business units.

Commutable from: Northampton, Crick, Rugby, Kettering, Lutterworth, Northamptonshire

Salary: £ 25,000 p.a. - 30,000 p.a. Holiday + other company benefits

Suitable for: NPD Coordinator

The Role of Junior Product Excellence Manager:

Deliver NPD projects and also recommend opportunities for product quality improvements as well as cost reductions
Build collaborative relationships with key suppliers and also mentor the junior product excellence manager in their development
Manage product development projects from product brief to factory handover and ensure these hit the agreed milestones
Run pilot production trials, working closely with the production team for NPD, analysing trial data
Create and agree raw material technical specifications, also arrange analysis of raw materials and finished products
Keep in regular contact with key suppliers to build more added-value and strengthen the relationship
Conduct supplier audits as part of an on-going audit plan

The ideal Junior Product Excellence Manager:

Ideally degree qualified in food, nutrition or a science-based subject
Experience in a food and/or drink product quality development or NPD (new product development) role
Lean performance improvement or continuous improvement would be an advantage
A driven customer focused individual who is dedicated to meeting the expectations of internal and external customers
A strong team player who can prioritise projects and tasks

This role is a 12 month fixed-term contract (FTC)

To apply please forward an up to date copy of your CV to Matthew Griffiths
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