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New Product Development (NPD) Specialist - Deeside

Shift Details:
5 over 7 - Days - Monday - Friday
Work Level:
Work Level 3
Job Type:
Full Time Permanent
31 Dec 2021
About The Role

Here at Deeside, we predominantly produce cooked meats. In this role you will ensure the NPD and Existing Product Development (EPD) end to end processes are completed, on time and in full for the site. 


Your main responsibilities will be managing the process from Concept to Launch for all projects and be the first point of contact for the Head Office based retail teams. Strong communication skills & good project management skills are vital to keep all projects on track & ensure all documentation is completed accurately. The successful candidate will work together with the retail teams towards meeting the briefs.

You will be working Monday to Friday 40 hours per week based in the Deeside site, however regular travel to Head Office in Bradford will be required.

What are the responsibilities for this role?
  • Own the development process and the Critical Path at site from Concept to Launch
  • Regularly communicate & update the key stakeholders on all projects involving the site
  • Ensure all tasks are completed by all functions to keep all products in line with the critical paths
  • Work with suppliers on new raw materials, new processes & complete paperwork
  • Formulate recipes and prepare samples to meet the required briefs and present to the retail teams
  • Co-ordinate / attend any Factory Trials
  • Sign off pre-production runs , first production runs & attend post launch reviews
  • Attend and run Benchmarking & Tasting sessions and create action plans to address any issues
  • Attend & Circulate any actions from meetings
About You
Are you our ideal candidate?

First & foremost you will have a passion for the meat industry & delivering fantastic meat products to our customers. Communication is key to this role and you will be able to inspire & engage key stakeholders at all levels & across all functions. In addition you’ll be able to demonstrate strong project management skills.
About The Company
From a Bradford market stall to the UK’s 4th largest supermarket chain and the UK's 2nd largest fresh food manufacturer.

We are proud to be the Yorkshire food retailer serving customers across the UK in over almost 500 stores and an online home delivery service. Our 18 manufacturing sites provide our customers with the freshest produce from flowers, fish and veg to burgers and bread, all delivered to our stores via our 6 distribution sites by our 2,000 strong fleet.

Every week, 11 million customers pass through our doors and around 97,000 colleagues across the business work hard each day to deliver great service to them. We cover more than 11 million households with our Morrisons.com service. With competitive, permanently low prices we are committed to helping our customers save money every day.

We are foodmakers and shopkeepers and #wemakemorrisons.

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