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New Product Development (NPD) Specialist - Bakery - Wakefield

About The... We have a new job vacancy for a New Product Development (NPD) Specialist to join our Rathbones Bakery  manufacturing site in Wakefield. In this job role the successful candidate will support all product...

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About The Role
We have a new job vacancy for a New Product Development (NPD) Specialist to join our Rathbones Bakery  manufacturing site in Wakefield. In this job role the successful candidate will support all product development activity from concept of ideas through to product launch within all categories.

About the Job

In this role the successful candidate will support all product development activity within the various bakery categories (everything from morning goods to online). This is a fast growing category that is high on the food trends agenda. You will have the opportunity to develop new own brand products & improve existing products in line with our customer focused category strategies. You’ll be responsible for the full Concept to Launch Process. You will manage the transition from Blue Sky Development in the test bakery to plant trials and eventually launch, with full adherence to the Manufacturing Stage & Gate Process ensuring 100% accuracy on relevant process timescales & documentation.   There will be a need to attend meetings at the Morrisons Head office in Bradford & visit some of the other sites and suppliers. There may also be a requirement to cover occasional weekends for launches / plant trials


About Rathbones Bakery

As part of morrisons manufacturing, It’s our only bakery which means it’s always incredibly busy. Our 400 strong team works 24/7 to produce 50 different products, across 9 different production lines. Producing everything from white bread to hot cross buns, seeded loaves, delicious sourdough muffins, thick crumpets, fluffy pancakes, perfect pittas, and more. Not to mention delicious frozen products for our in-store bakeries. 


About You
  • First and foremost you will have a passion for food & an eye for detail
  • You will have proven experience of new product development, innovation and improvement of products ideally from a food supplier or manufacturer.
  • Ideally you will have a strong understanding of the bakery market & have plant bakery
  • 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.

What are the responsibilities for this role:

 
  • Attend customer research listening groups & debrief
  • Support the NPD Manager to deliver the Site Product Development plan
  • Contribute to Blue Sky days & Category Reviews

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.

Why not hear about what our teams have got to say about life here at Morrisons: click here

Extra information

Status
Closed
Location
Wakefield
Profession Sub-category
Retail
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
No
Car Preferred
No
Must be eligible to work in the EU
No
Cover Letter Required
No

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