NPD Project Manager

About Andros

Andros believes in people above anything else.  Their success has come from empowering hands-on, pragmatic individuals within a dynamic, solution-seeking and market-share winning organisation.  Entrepreneurial spirit is encouraged and consumer satisfaction is paramount.

The work environment is fast, varied and “politic” free. Communication is uncomplicated and direct relying on the trust built through professional expertise and a real team player attitude.

There is pride within the organisation to be the manufacturer of simple, high quality food offering great value to the consumer. In short, an “international good food maker”.

Bonne Maman has seen significant success in the UK over recent years, becoming brand leader of the jam category in 2013 and is now a major player in chilled desserts and yogurt.

To support this growth we are now seeking a NPD project manager, reporting to the Innovation Manager, this role supports the development and optimisation of the Company’s product range in line with the strategy defined by the business.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

Working with the major retailers in the UK, you will be the main point of contact for development from brief to launch.

You will:

  • Be your customers main point of contact for development, optimisation and improvement projects from brief to launch.
  • Be a pivotal contact between all departments to ensure a smooth launch of the new products or changes in the factory.
  • Manage end to end packaging development with the right process and legal checks through to sign off either for development projects and design or legal updates.
  • Develop products, either pro-actively or in response to customer briefs.
  • Manage the organization of the industrial trials, communicate the results, actions/improvements to be carried out and follow up on them. Ensure the products will be produced in the normal conditions on the current equipment, raise and communicate any concerns about possible difficulties.
  • Understand and know how to use the pilot plant and development lab, suggest improvements and notify breakdowns/malfunctions.
  • Liaise with other departments to ensure new products, processes and ingredients. Meet production, quality and legal requirements alongside with customers’ requirements.

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will have experience of working in a similar role and therefore will be aware of the expectation to be professionally mature and be able to demonstrate the ability to influence, convince and motivate others.

  • Ideally, you will have dairy and NPD experience within the food industry.
  • You are a detailed project manager.
  • You have the flexibility to work additional hours or adapt to change in your working day at short notice.
  • You have a hands on attitude.
  • You have excellent communication skills both written and oral, and you’re great at selling ideas.
  • You have excellent prioritisation and handling skills; with the capacity and capability to lead and deliver multiple projects in parallel.
  • You are able to work unsupervised and achieve results within tight deadlines.
  • You have an excellent educational background (degree in food technology or food science)

At Andros we believe the ideal candidate should display 4 essentials qualities

1.      Passionate about food

2.      A fast learner, with the ability to assimilate new information and knowledge efficiently

3.      Driven and determined to achieve results

4.      Able to work in a fast-paced environment

Location

The role is based full time in Oldford, Frome, Somerset BA11 2NQ

Company Package

  • Market Leader in their products and sector
  • Company pension 6%* employer contribution (*subject to contract)
  • 25 days holiday + Bank holidays
  • Company sick pay
  • 4 x Death in Service
  • Wellbeing initiatives – Free eye tests, £90 contribution to prescription lenses
  • Full training will be given
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