Development Manager

Type: Permanent - Full Time
Hours: Monday - Friday, 08:30am - 17:00pm
Salary: competitive

Development Manager 

Location: Market Drayton

Type: Permanent - Full Time

Hours: Monday – Friday 

Salary: competitive 


Palethorpes Bakery is an award-winning and market-share leading ‘Chilled Savoury Pastry’ food manufacturer. We are currently looking for NPD (Development) Manager / Senior Technologist to join our Development team on a permanent basis. This is a fast-paced role, so experience working in a similar role prior is essential.



  • A competitive rate of pay
  • Company Pension
  • 24 days annual leave holiday entitlement
  • Free Car Parking
  • Formal and informal learning and development opportunities
  • A progressive working environment that puts its people at the heart of what it does
  • PPE will be provided


Responsibilities Include:

•           Effective delivery of the company strategy and customer category plans for the site as directed by the Group Development Manager at site and across the wider business,

•           To support the Group Development Manager lead the NPD agenda for the site. Delivering the NPD agenda through from concept to launch.

•           Identifying new trends and maintain current products to deliver newness to the category.

•           Understand and support proactive process development initiatives which push production boundaries.

•           Work with Specification and Packaging Technologists to ensure specification completion and artwork critical path are in line with project critical path.

•           Support with managing and tracking agreed overhead spends in line with the budget. 

•           Deputise development team in absence of Group Development Controller / Manager if required.

  • Follow all H&S requirements during kitchen and process development work, promote safe working across site and advise immediately on unsafe work practices.


What we are looking for:

•           HND/Degree in food based/manufacturing subject

•           Development manager experience in chilled food sector

•           Senior Technologist experience in chilled food sector

•           HACCP / Food Safety Training

  •        Customer specification systems


Key Skills:

-           Planning, organisation, and project management

-           Communicating at different levels of seniority

-           Cross functional management 

-           Taking the lead on project management

-           Presentation skills

-           Management of teams and technologists

-           Identifying solutions

-           Basic computing skills 


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