Process Development Lead

Silven Recruitment
£55000 - £65000 per year
Closing date
9 Mar 2021

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Process Development Lead


Food/FMCG manufacturing, Process Development, Project Management of the transfer of NPD into the factory. Do you have all of this and more?


Location: Central belt Scotland

Salary: c£65k + Benefits


  • Do you want to work for a well-known food group?
  • Do you thrive in a busy environment and possess excellent communication skills?
  • Have you project managed the transfer of new products, food ideally, from NPD to Production?
  • The role will drive a continuous improvement and process innovation culture


The Business

  • This company produces branded and own label products for all the major UK grocery retailers.
  • The company has won multiple awards and are hugely people focused.
  • They are renowned for high quality food products.


The Role

  • The role is Process Development Lead and you will have a team of Process Development Technologists reporting in.
  • Lead in conjunction with the wider key stakeholders the design, implementation and embed and sustain phases of a fit for purpose business launch process to ensure all critical path stages between concept handover and product launches are achieved across our Scottish operations. 
  • To lead and develop the process team to deliver successful launches of new and revised products.
  • To develop and implement robust procedures and controls required for the successful launch of products, which are aligned with all internal and external customer requirements.
  • To ensure a framework is in place to provide comprehensive and accurate information for specification, trial and QAS completion in a timely manner.  Working alongside colleagues in Technical, Development and Production to continually optimise this area.




As well as the obvious skills – Resilience, Communication, Team Player, Leadership, you’ll need the following:

  • Experience in a Process Development Manager role, within a food or FMCG manufacturing environment.
  • A leadership style which ensures respect, drives teamwork, demonstrates honesty, robust communication and strong ownership at all times and drives these values as an inherent way of working within teams.
  • Significant exposure to implementing and leading a process improvement, based culture within a FMCG / short shelf life environment and, preferably food based.
  • Strong process orientation, logical thinker and analytical ability. You should demonstrate a sound understanding of operational and wider business processes and controls.


What to do next

I’ve got plenty more to tell you about this company. But hopefully, you’ve got a good taste for the role. Hopefully, you’ve got a good idea of if this is the right opportunity for you – or not.


If you want to be considered, then please send your CV to quoting ref EH/PDLS and I will ensure that I give you a call to discuss further.




Silven was formed by experienced consultants to bring a high calibre service to the Food & Drink manufacturing sector. A team of personable, dedicated sector experts offering a service based on knowledge, understanding, capability and a determination to deliver for our clients and candidates. Fundamentally a service that we would want to receive ourselves. Providing a full recruitment service to the sector, we complete assignments across senior and middle management roles as well as handling specialist difficult to fill and first line management roles. Functions covered include: Manufacturing & Operations Engineering & Maintenance CI & Projects R&D & Process Development Technical & Quality NPD & Innovation Supply Chain & Planning Hygiene & Health & Safety

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