Are you ready to take your career in product development to the next level? We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and experienced NPD Manager to join our team. Reporting directly to the Senior Manufacturing Manager within Product Development, you'll play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our product portfolio.
Product Development Ownership: Take charge of all product development activities within our Pies, Pastries, Quiche, Sausage, Bacon, and core cheese categories. Your expertise will drive the creation of both new and improved own-brand products that align with targeted briefs and category strategies.
Process Precision: Ensure 100% accuracy in adhering to relevant process timescales and documentation, guiding projects seamlessly through the Manufacturing Stage & Gate Process. Your attention to detail will be instrumental in the successful transition to factory production.
Market Insight: Be our expert on emerging food and market trends, closely monitor Morrisons customer preferences, and stay ahead of competitor activity. Your ability to gather and analyse data will provide invaluable insights when crafting product briefs.
Collaborative Leadership: Prepare brand panel sign-off sessions, run benchmarking sessions with the category, and work closely with Buyers, Development Chefs, and Category teams at our head office. You'll foster collaboration and alignment in bringing product ideas to life.
Team Development: Lead and mentor a team of Product Development Specialists and Technologists, nurturing their skills and fostering a culture of continuous improvement.
Why not take a look around one of our Manufacturing sites? Click here.
If you're passionate about creating innovative food products and thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, we want to hear from you. You will also have:
Proven experience in product development within the food industry
Exceptional project management skills, ensuring projects are delivered on time and within scope
Strong analytical and research skills to stay ahead of market trends and competitor activities
Excellent communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with cross-functional teams
Leadership abilities to guide and develop a team of specialists and technologists
In return for your hard work we will offer you:
Six weeks holiday (including bank holidays)
15% discount in our stores available from the day you join us
Additional 10% discount More Card for a friend or family member
Career progression and development opportunities
Subsidised staff canteen
Market leading pension and life assurance
Healthcare/Well-being benefits including Aviva Digital GP
Morrisons MyPerks with discounts at high street shops, cinemas and gyms, and lots more
Long Service Awards
Optional Payroll charity donations
Enhanced Family/maternity/parental leave
About the site
About Us Description:
At the UK's biggest fresh foods factory, we produce our bacon, quiches, pies, sausages, gammon and cooked meats.
Here at our 400,000 square foot site, our 1,500-strong team produces 277 fresh food products. Operating 24/7, they run 44 production lines and manage six different operations all under one roof in our state-of-the-art building. Every day 72 vehicles leave packed full of our freshly prepared products.
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 with up to 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 over 110,000 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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