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Role: NPD and Sensory Coordinator

Pipers Crisps are recruiting for an NPD and Sensory Coordinator. You will lead NPD projects from bench sample to product launch and will also be front-line lead for our sensory programme. This role reports into the Technical Manager.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Leading NPD projects working closely with the manufacturing and brand development teams.
  • Sensory training of staff, assessment and monitoring of skill sets.
  • Interpreting technical data and being able to translate for target audience.

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge of functional ingredients and food science, with a food science/sensory or technical related degree qualification.
  • Strong ability to gather and interpret data and to identify trends.
  • The ability to communicate at all levels, both written and verbal.
  • Being able to run an effective, value adding meeting.
  • Change management experience – gaining buy in from a cross-functional team.
  • Being able to maintain clear records of events and trials.
  • The ability to work with others is essential within this role, taking actions with respect to the needs and contributions of others.
  • Completion and recording of all sensory or benchmark analysis, product evaluations and concept reviews.

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • 1-2 years of previous experience in a similar role.
  • Experience of using LEAN manufacturing problem solving tools including 5-whys, DMAIC, APS.
  • Presentation skills.
  • Some technical and regulatory experience in a similar sector would be an advantage.

To Succeed in this Role you will need to be...

  • A great team worker, first and foremost. Teamwork is one of our core values.
  • A good communicator, whether it be in a meeting environment, down on the line, or in written form.
  • Have good diagnostic ability, able to demonstrate a structured approach to problem-solving.
  • Flexible – whilst this is a day based role, the SME environment requires an amount of flexibility.
  • A passion for food and flavour!
  • Conscientious and reliable.

This really is a unique, wide-ranging opportunity in a fast-growing, premium brand, values-driven organisation.

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