• Technical, Quality & NPD
  • SE Wales

NPD / Process Role – 884460 – £25-40K DOE

Reports to the Head of Operations, with a close working relationship with the NPD and Technical teams.

Overall role responsibility:

Management of the NPD Process and Manufacturing Projects.

Main tasks:

  • Management of internal projects (EPD/Process/CI)
  • Maintain close and effective cross-functional links between Process, Development, Technical, Operations and Continuous Improvement.
  • Manage NPD and EPD development from handover to launch
  • Manage all factory trials
  • Attend feasibility meetings and report back on any observations
  • Ensure databases are kept up to date
  • Management of the maintenance of trial records – such as information for recipes, specifications and costings
  • Ensure recipe workflow projects are completed in line with critical path
  • Plan and manage customer pre-production visits and launches with clear plans, agendas, objectives and actions documented.

Knowledge & Skills & Qualifications:


  • Previous Technical experience of FMCG food related manufacturing operation
  • Proven track record of managing NPD and Manufacturing Projects
  • Experience of working with customers
  • Previous experience of retail stage and gate processes


  • A degree or equivalent in food science or engineering

Person Spec

The successful candidate will ideally come from a Technical or Process role, and have experience of running projects, with multiple stakeholders. They will have an interest in continuous improvement and process.

Our Referral Incentive:

Due to the high amount of interest that we receive for each of our roles unfortunately we cannot respond to each application individually, therefore if you do not hear back from us you have not been shortlisted for this role. Please continue to check our website for any other roles which may be of interest.

We offer a £500 referral if you introduce someone we place – see our website for details

We regret that this client is not prepared to sponsor work permit or work permit transfer applications. Candidates must be able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.

To apply for this job email your details to info@rp-ltd.com.

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