Assistant Product Development Manager
Nomad Foods
Grand, le, Noisy, FR
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  • Posted Date 15 hours ago(21 / 10 / 2019 11 : 34)
  • Overview

    The Assistant Product Development Manager role is a significant role in the organisation which requires experience in product development and technical project management to implement the agreed program.

    This can be focused toward design or implementation or cover the breadth of the NPD process as business priorities demand.

    The role requires the ability to self-start and work independently with minimum supervision.

    A passion for food is essential as is an element of work-related travel (e.g., to copackers, other NFE sites, suppliers etc)


    An APDM can be responsible for delivering R&D tasks within design or implementation or both depending on the business priorities and location of the individual. This can involve :

  • Awareness of consumer habits, practices, usage, needs & preference drivers within the allocated product area
  • Good knowledge of key ingredients, supply chains & manufacturing processes through conducting trials & regular contact with suppliers, procurement & SUs
  • Technical project management of straightforward NPD & EPD projects (eg a new variant) in accordance with the agreed procedures to ensure successful and timely delivery of the projects
  • Build & maintain strong relationships with colleagues in R&D & other functions (MU’s, SU’s, TQS, Procurement & the Category Marketing)
  • Provide accurate technical data
  • Maintain a constant awareness of competitor activity
  • Embrace company values and culture change (eg Breakthrough and Nomad values) and drive self-development
  • Essential

  • Relevant Science Degree e.g., Food Science or experience in FMCG product development
  • Proficient in English language
  • Some experience of working in FMCG food business
  • Experience of working in pan-European teams
  • Generic

  • Good understanding of Nomad Innovation Process
  • Good communication skills
  • Superior Design

  • Consumer-led design (A)
  • Benchmarking (A)
  • Excellence in Execution

  • Quality by Design (A)
  • Technical Data Packages (A)
  • Science and Technology

  • Technologies and Processes (A)
  • Key Materials and Ingredients (A)
  • Renovating our Core

  • Product and pack strategy (A)
  • Accountable

  • Must demonstrate strong accountability for own work
  • Love Our Brands

  • Shows passion and in-depth knowledge of own product area
  • Desirable

  • Another Nomad key country language (e.g., German, Italian, French, Spanish, Swedish)
  • Experience with frozen food
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