New Product Dev, Middle East
Sector: New Product Development
Location: Middle East
Job type: Permanent
My client, a market leader supplying to the QSR market in the Middle East are currently looking for a Senior NPD Technologist / Manager with meat or chilled experience.
With a vast product portfolio including starters, snack meals to desserts including traditionally fermented and matured salami and pepperoni they are needing a candidate who is at the top of their game.
Due to a major revamp in their Packaging and our branding as well as a review of ingredients (and process improvements and recipe cost savings they now require an NPD Manager for their site.
Having previous in the categories mentioned above, your responsibilities would include but not limited to:
• lead NPD & Innovation for specific categories across the factory
• manage and coordinating the development for a key customer of the business.
• ensure all projects are delivered to the highest standards within agreed critical paths and budgets,
• Ensure product concepts are scaled up in the factory for timely accurate delivery to customer
• Manage factory trials involving the relevant technical and production personnel
Experience working within the QSR sector is preferred but not essential as well as having worked with fermented or air-dried meat products.
This role will suit a candidate who would look to relocate to the Middle East on their own.