Job details

Customer Brand NPD Manager
Maidenhead with significant travel around UK

Job reference: SSL-MWST-02525

Location: Maidenhead with significant travel around UK

Closing date: 22/02/2018

Job start date: 03/04/2018

Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 + car + bupa + bonus

Employment type: Permanent

Department: KMP - Technical Operations

Employer: Allied Bakeries

Hours per week: standard

This position will suit a product development technologist who is keen to develop and progress to the next level within a dynamic and exciting environment. Alternatively you may already be at this level with an interest in gaining fresh exposure within another similar role.

You will be:

  • Leading and managing NPD/EPD projects through the concept development phase and scaling up in bakeries working with the Customer, Finance, Technical and Site teams. You will develop recipes, brief the test bakery and sites to create samples and run trials, source raw materials and compile product costings. You will also ensure all stages of the process are carried out by project managing other teams to complete necessary stages including the compilation of paperwork.
  • Continually reviewing the market and benchmarking your customers products to ensure the bakery offering remains current, competitive and of good quality
  • The contact for your customer developer
  • Supporting on other accounts as and when we need your help
  • Seen as the expert for own label product both with the commercial teams and at the customer
  • Engaging and supporting improvement strategies to the product development process and contribute to the overall strategies for own label within the business

You will have:

  • A qualification in food science or related science subject
  • Been working for at least 2 years in a product development role within a food retailer or manufacture, developing your creative, strong leadership, project management, interpersonal and empathy skills
  • Strong presentation skills and experience working with a retail customer
  • A full driving license and be able to travel widely in the UK to customer and bakery sites as well as being in the Maidenhead office 2 days a week which is the home of our test bakery and technical functions
  • It would be great if you have an understanding of bakery technology and functional ingredients and have worked in a factory environment


The closing date for this job has now passed.