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NPD Manager - Bakery

Job Title: NPD Manager - Bakery
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Saudi Arabia
Salary: Competitive Tax Free Salary
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q94910
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
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Job Published: January 21, 2014 14:21

Job Description

A new opportunity for an NPD Manager with experience in bakery products (pastries and morning goods) has recently opened within a market leading FMCG business in Saudi Arabia. As the NPD Manager, you will take over 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 the juices and dairy 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 * Ensure compliance with policies and safety procedures To be considered you will need the following: * Degree in Food Technology or equivalent * Experience in research and development of bakery products (pastries, muffins, croissants) * Extensive experience within a food manufacturing organization * Strong problem solving and project management skills * A strong working knowledge of food manufacturing processes, quality assurance principles, ingredient supply market and market research practices * Understanding of food science applications This is a highly challenging position which in return assures a rewarding tax-free 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.