Process Development Manager

Posted 03 June 2024
Job type Permanent - Full Time
Discipline Technical
Job FunctionOperations
Contact NameLucy Plant
Expiry date 19 July 2024

Job description


Why Greencore? 


We’re a leading manufacturer of convenience food in the UK and our purpose is to make every day.

We’re a vibrant, fast-paced leading food manufacturer. Employing around 13,600 colleagues across 16 manufacturing units and 17 distribution depots across the UK. We supply all the UK’s food retailers with everything from Sandwiches, soups and sushi to cooking sauces, pickles and ready meals, and in FY23, we generated revenues of £1.9bn.

Our vast direct-to-store (DTS) distribution network, comprising of 17 depots nationwide, enables us to make over 10,400 daily deliveries of our own chilled and frozen produce and that of third parties.

Our Warrington site is also known as the Italian centre of excellence, recent expansion and investment make this site a state-of-the-art manufacturing unit! We produce high quality Italian ready meals for both Tesco & Co-Op


What you’ll be doing

As Process Development Manager you will lead customer/category Product Development (PD) activity to achieve Greencore’s great food and commercial targets, deliver right first time launches and act as the customer’s first point of contact

You will:

*       Be responsible for the project management of all customer and category PD activity to meet the critical path and feasibility plans and ensure successful right first-time launches

*       Input product knowledge and customer insight within category team to ensure product development is aligned with all key customer requirements and meets financial measurements

*       Introduce, refine and robustly test the design of new product concepts throughout creative and implementation stage to ensure the feasibility, sustainability and ability to meet commercial targets

*       Lead feasibility meetings/internal reviews ensuring that site teams are kept informed of all activity updates and follow up actions are completed

*       Lead the PD team throughout the implementation phase, tracking progress and resolving issues identified within scale up trials, to achieve timely implementation and hit targeted launch dates

*       Custodian of product quality, ensuring accurate margin target delivery against the commercial brief

*       Build and maintain customer relationships, acting as the dedicated customer/category contact, to provide accurate and consistent communication internally and externally whilst identifying and resolving issues promptly

What We’re Looking For:

*       Ideally educated to degree level with a specialism in consumer science or equivalent knowledge

*       Demonstrable experience of delivering high quality, sustainable, commercial products

*       Demonstrable ability to lead multiple projects and prioritise own and others focus accordingly

*       Good understanding of food manufacturing principals demonstrated through feasibility of proposals

*       Demonstrated leadership qualities

*       Shows customer service values and is well respected by customers as a food authority

At Greencore we put our people at the core. We celebrate their differences and help everyone to be themselves at work. Together we make every day taste better. If this sounds like you join us, grow with Greencore and be a part of driving our future success.


What you’ll get in return

  • Competitive salary and job-related benefits
  • 25 days Holiday plus bank holidays
  • Pension up to 8% matched
  • Company share save scheme
  • Greencore Qualifications
  • Exclusive Greencore employee discount platform Access to a full Wellbeing Centre platform

Throughout your time at Greencore, you will be supported with on the job training and development opportunities to further your career.