Greencore Group

Process Development Manager

Northamptonshire, Northampton
30 Nov 2016
22 Dec 2016
Greencore Group
Contract Type
Full Time

The Role

We've got a great opportunity for a Process Development Manager to join our team. As Process Development Manager, working in the futures team, you will work on innovation projects focusing on 2-5 year horizon.

A little about Greencore

Greencore Group is a leading international manufacturer of convenience foods. Our ambition doesn't stop at being the world's largest sandwich producer, we're looking for passionate, talented people who can help us to drive our future success. People who innovate, create, lead and inspire. We set the bar high, and expect that our people do too.

Greencore Food to Go Northampton is undergoing unprecedented growth with over £30 Million invested in our site. The end result is that we have recently opened our 4th unit and are in the process of building our 5th, which is due to open in early 2017. Greencore always look to put people at the core, and at Northampton our Learning and Development team have delivered well over 30,000 hours of training in the past year alone. We offer a clear and well defined career path and will actively look at how we can enable our colleagues to push themselves forward.

What you'll be doing

As a Process Development Manager you will be responsible for the develoing new concepts / prototypes and for the planning, preparation and successful execution of process development for the future. You will carry out line trials to deliver customer requirements and process improvements. You will explore current and new supply base supported by the relevant Subject Matter Expert (SME). Also ensure the output of all line trials are fully documented with adherence to food safety, quality standards and customer requirements are met. Ensure that a safe working environment exists for employees and that as a minimum the department meets the standards set out in the SHE Policy

You will present new products and upgrades to your manager in a professional manner demonstrating your food and process knowledge and expertise. Source and verify the feasibility of new raw ingredients within Greencore specifications and approved suppliers. You will also contribute to idea generation within the team to maximise competitor advantage

What you'll need

You will have a degree in Food Science or related subject, alongside previous experience of working within food manufacturing. You'll have strong communication and influencing skills and be comfortable in dealing with a wide range of people at all levels.

You'll have strong organisational skills alongside the ability to manage multiple tasks, always focusing on delivering results against tight deadlines.

With expertise in interpretation of customer code of practice, you'll have the ability to evaluate and interpret shelf life results. Knowledge of legal labelling legislation and a variety of retailer web based systems is required alongside a good level of general computer literacy. You will be expected to travel as part of this role.

Not only will you be working for one of the country's leading food manufacturers you'll also get to work for a company that really does put people at the core.