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Process Manager

Lewis Garner Consulting
35 to 55k plus car or car allowance plus excellent benefits
Closing date
12 Mar 2021
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Job Details

Fresh vacancy for an experienced Process Developer to join my ambitious client, operating in exciting product categories, across multiple retailers.

Salary range from 40 to 55k plus car or car allowance.

Excellent benefits package.

Responsible For

Responsible for converting product development into successful launch of products/ranges on time, to critical path and with maximum impact.

Responsible for process improvements on site to maximise output, yield and internal/external customer satisfaction.


To land new products or improve existing products through cross functional project management so that the business can meet customers' needs more effectively.

Key duties

Act as lead on site to deliver Plant based development as handed over from Product Developers to agreed dates and costs.

Identify process and product opportunities within site to maximise output, yield and performance.

Control recipes and processes at site from concept to launch. Ensure all NPD work is in line with company procedures and is validated and documented at every step

Develop & agree QAS which meet the needs of the customer and are in line with process capabilities

Run trials at site as required during development and feedback to wider group.

Represent NPD on the Site HACCP team to ensure all products launched are safe, legally compliant, authentic and to the agree quality standards

Able to work as part of a multi-functional site team and communicate with staff at all levels

Produce samples for internal & customer presentations, working hands-on in the kitchen whenever necessary, but also understanding manufacturing sites capabilities.

Keep up to date with technological changes in the food industry and identify opportunities for packaging & product development.

Ensure we deliver against divisional commercial targets.

Continue to develop a direct & positive relationship with all internal & external teams.Ensure appropriate communication internally, with retail partners and across manufacturing sites.

Monitor market place for potential prospective suppliers.

Values and behaviours

Job location Permanent Base & if travel is required state frequency and where to

Resourcefulness – Treating money as if it’s our own

Innovation – Continuously creating innovative solutions

Expertise – Gaining and sharing knowledge

Business KPIs

Complaint reduction

Service level and wastage

Sales, profit and Cost Management

Process Adherence

Continuous professional development

Person Specification


Food based degree.


Experience in FMCG product development/process development role.

Proven ability to negotiate effectively in reactive and flexible situations.

Experience in process review and process improvement.

Key Skills and Knowledge

Ability to work across multiple retailer customers and deliver projects simultaneously.

Work with a determination to achieve challenging and innovating product ranges that provide us a point of difference verse our competitors.

Passionate and knowledgeable about food processing.

Exceptionally well developed interpersonal skills and ability to communicate persuasively by addressing the needs and interests of others.

Excellent communication skills both verbal and written including strong influencing skills. Capable ‘stand-up’ presenter.

Energetic, outward-going and good at managing both internal and external relationships.

Ability to devise and implement solutions in order to generate sales.

Make high quality decisions at pace.

Ability to create a clear plan for themselves to deliver short to medium term business priorities.

Strong commercial acumen and analytical skills.

Strong organisational and planning skills.

Basic understanding of UK and European regulation and legislation.

Personal Qualities

Able to work independently and without close direction.

Willing to take the initiative with people.Good listener. Empathic.



Established in 2002. Food manufacturing recruitment specialists. Multidisciplinary, across permanent, interim & contract positions.

Our core specialist areas are:

Operations General Managers / Factory Managers

Production Managers / Shift Managers

Area Managers / Team Leaders

Production Planners / Supply Chain

Commercial Purchasing Professionals

Marketing Professionals

Category Managers / Category Analysts

Development NPD Managers / NPD Technologists

Process Managers / Process Technologists

Technical Technical Managers

Quality Managers / Quality Auditors

Hygiene Managers

Specification Technologists

Engineering All aspects

Find Us
07961 044961
Southorpe Court
YO25 6YA
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