Process Development Manager

North Wales

Salary £55,000 plus excellent benefits package

Samantha Johnson
Recruitment Consultant
T: 07425601129

We are looking for an experienced process development manager to maintain, develop and implement the food safety and quality ethos ensuring compliance with customer and BRC standards and to evolve the quality and effectiveness of our products. Excellent communication, organisation and decision making skills will be essential to the success of this role. You will have the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines. This is a role for an active manager, with total involvement in the factory who must have a motivational and inspirational approach. You will be looking to join a company where you can develop, implement and maintain the standards expected by the Company and customers. Must have awareness of retailer standards and their codes of Practice also knowledge of BRC V9 standard and retailer standards and be able to work effectively on your own initiatives.

Key Accountabilities

  • Working closely with a dedicated team to ensure the satisfaction of both customers and the company's own requirements.
  • Collaborating extensively with customers and various departments, ensuring that projects run according to plan while actively seeking feedback at each stage.
  • Use root cause analysis techniques to troubleshoot and solve problems effectively.
  • Comprehensive understanding of shelf-life result interpretation, customer code of practice, food legislation, and legal requirements - this is crucial.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop and optimise food manufacturing processes.
  • Conduct trials to test and refine new product ideas, ensuring they meet quality and safety standards.
  • Analyse data and provide insights to enhance production efficiency and product quality.
  • Stay up to date with industry trends and technological advancements, bringing innovative solutions to the table.
  • Provide feedback to key stakeholders regarding better practices and enhanced processing options.

Skills and Experience

  • Experience within the food industry is essential
  • Previous management experience within a Process development role
  • Proven track record of successfully scaling up food products from concept to production.
  • Ideally Food Safety Level 4 or equivalent
  • TACCP/VACCP Training
  • Full knowledge of latest BRC version
  • Knowledge of retailer systems and codes of practice
  • Accuracy, attention to detail and numerate approach to provide data on time in the right format.
  • Proactive and finds solutions to problems. 
  • Confident, articulate and courteous communicator over the phone, face to face and in writing.
  • Actively works with the team to create a positive team environment.
  • Is highly flexible, competent and adaptable and takes responsibility for own learning.
  • Undertakes tasks with enthusiasm and always takes pride in his/her work.
  • Communicates effectively at all levels, considers other’s opinions and always treats others with respect.
  • Displays a positive and professional attitude.
  • Excellent knowledge of recipe development

For more information on this exciting role please get in touch or apply today with your CV.