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NPD Manager

Job Title: NPD Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Kuwait
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q93416
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 21, 2013 07:57

Job Description

My client, a market leader in their field, is currently looking for an NPD Manager with experience in Dairy and/or Juices to be based in the GCC. For this role, you will have the following responsibilities: * Developing new and existing product ranges to keep up with brand and consumer expectations. * Manage and support a team, taking the lead in developing and driving innovative product concepts across a number of food categories. * Work from the concept brief stage to product approval, creating commercially viable products that encompass new and seasonal food trends. * Source new ingredients and identify opportunities that will enhance products whilst being in line with brand values. * Develop, enhance and implement procedures to support R&D technical functions. * Provide leadership in the application of the scientific method and experimental design. * Ensure that food safety and quality are designed into products. * Document and communicate project summaries and key findings to supervisor on continuous basis. * Ensure compliance with policies and safety procedures. To be considered you will need the following: * Experience in Research and development of Dairy products mainly Milk, Juice and Ice Cream. * Degree in Dairy or Food Technology or similar industry related degree or equivalent is required. * 10-15years experience within a food manufacturing organization, preferably, of which 5 years in an Operations. * Production or Process Management role in food processing or packaging, &/or 2 years experience with in a Product Development Team. * Strong problem solving and project management skills. * Excellent knowledge of Business English. * A strong working knowledge of food manufacturing processes, quality assurance principles, ingredient supply market and market research practices. * Understanding of food science applications, as well as packaging design. * Understanding of sensory principles, labelling and nutritional programs. This is a highly challenging position which in return assures a rewarding salary package. If you enjoy these challenges and are looking forward to boost your career furthermore, send us an up to date CV. We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible. Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.