Process Development Manager

Melton Mowbray
05 Jul 2021
02 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Join the Samworth Brothers Family!

As the home of Melton Foods, we offer competitive benefits to all of our colleagues including:

Enhanced Pension Scheme

Private Health Scheme

Employee Discount Scheme

Annual Pay Review and Profit related pay

Training and Progression opportunities

The Opportunity

We have the opportunity for you to join our team as a Process Development Manager for a 12 month maternity cover fixed term contract. In this role you will be project managing development projects for all customers from concept approval through to launch ensuring food safety, quality and legality.

Key Responsibilities :

* Liaise and communicate with all functions on the impact of development activity within their area.

* Ensure that the interests of the process development department are communicated and action taken where required.

* Ensure that the department's points of view are promoted as part of the NPD process.

* Ensure that all development projects are progressed to meet all customer requirements.

* Assess that all new raw materials are fit for use in terms of microbiological analysis, packaging, organoleptic, processing, yields and shelf-life.

* Ensure that all development trials are assessed to be suitable for sale over life for microbiological analysis, nutritional analysis and organoleptic shelf-life.

* Ensure that all development trials are fully documented by means of trial reports and development specifications to resolve any action points and to support due diligence.

* Generate, update and manage production specifications.

* Generate, update and manage production photographic standards.

* Ensure that customer specifications and product labelling are correct.

* Identify, act upon and remedy production process issues to improve efficiencies.

* Generate accurate information through trials for realistic product costings to be confirmed.

* Be aware of up-coming legislation and customer policies affecting our products and to formulate a strategy to implement any actions required.

* Drive efficiency projects throughout the bakery in conjunction with the production team.

* Identify training and development needs for the process development team.

The Right Person

We are one big team and we look for people to join our business who want to work with others but take responsibility for doing their best every day to help to make the business a success. We also need:

* Degree qualified or equivalent, in a relevant discipline

* Proven experience within a process development or related technical role

* Experience in working within a manufacturing process development role, preferably within chilled food

* Excellent understanding of food manufacturing processes and development from concept approval through to launch

* Ability to demonstrate on going personal development, and evidence of ensuring that they remain up to date with all advances within their

* Able to deal with employees at all levels within the organisation

* must have experience of dealing with individuals external to the organisation such as legal bodies, customers and key contacts

* Ability to work on your own initiative or as part of a team as required

* Strong influencing skills.

* Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects to a successful conclusion.

* Well-developed problem solving skills including evidence of resolving issues and applying effective solutions

The Company

Melton Foods supply's premium tier products to some of the major UK retailers and Food to Go outlets, in both retailer own brand and the UK's largest sandwich brand, Ginsters. We take pride in our family feel within our businesses and work together to make things happen. We can offer you the stability of a wider group as well as the opportunities that that offers if you wish to progress your career with us. We are family and we would like to invite you to be part of that and support our teams in delivering great products to all of our customers.

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