Offers “DANONE”

13 days agoDANONE

Product Design & Development Manager

  • Liverpool (Liverpool)
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About us

Danone is a major FMCG company in the UK, with market leading brands across three divisions: Waters (Evian, Volvic), Dairies (Actimel, Activia, Shape), Early Life Nutrition (Aptamil, Cow & Gate) and Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition (Neocate, Fortisip).

Early Life Nutrition and Advanced Medical Nutrition, which constitute the Specialized Nutrition category, offer nutritional solutions with the shared goal of improving the health and well-being of vulnerable individuals. This ambition stretches from the first day of pregnancy into old age, with similar activities in terms of innovation and scientific research. Specialized Nutrition focuses on allergies, from prevention to treatment, with Early Life Nutrition and Advanced Medical Nutrition working hand-in-hand to foster synergies and strengthen Danone's leading position in this sector. The Nutricia brand is a key asset for both businesses, thanks to a medical legacy of more than 120 years and a recognition of health leaders around the world.

Nutricia is Europe’s largest specialist nutrition company and the market leader in the UK. We specialise in the delivery of medical nutrition for the very young, the old and the sick, supplying high quality feeds to patients and consumers. Our purpose is to pioneer nutritional discoveries that help people live longer, healthier lives.

When it comes to finding a great place to work there are plenty of things to look for: inspirational colleagues, freedom in your job to make a real difference, and a shared ethos you can truly believe in. Throw in top perks, a responsive and dynamic environment and unrivalled opportunities to develop personally and professionally and you’ve found something pretty special. You’ve found Danone.

Here at Danone we put people at the centre of everything we do – whether we’re developing ground-breaking new products, taking care of individual patients, or supporting the community. And if you join us you can expect exactly that sort of attention too.


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About the role

We are looking for a Product Design & Development Manager on permanent contract based at our site in Wavertree, Liverpool. As a PDDM , you will deliver sustainable solutions & implement them within a wide range of projects involving capacity, compliance, transfer, crisis management, efficiency & outsourcing projects, within the European supply point network. This is a very dynamic and intense environment, where priorities can rapidly shift. You are expected to have good communication skills as the Secure Team is a key partner to product developers, factories, global operations, and the quality department, amongst others.
This position will mainly focus the implementation of business continuity solutions related to product compliance within our internal Supply point network as well as our Third-Party Manufacturers. You are expected to engage with the project team, coordinate within Nutricia Research the technical implementation stream (pilot trials, protocols, specifications etc.) and deliver sustainable solutions for the business.
You should be able to dive into the technical details and propose trial planning and protocols in the most efficient, economic and sustainable way for the company, that will deliver long term solutions.
Moreover, you are expected to proactively follow Secureway project governance process throughout all your projects and represent Secure team in project review steering committees and collaborative platforms.


In return you can expect to be earning a competitive salary cicra £37k + bonus. The role is hybrid working. You will also be eligible for our award-winning flexible rewards and benefits package and excellent pension provision. You'll also get the support and guidance to personally develop and shape your career whilst contributing to the performance of the business.

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Main Responsibilities:
Working in and managing projects for the European portfolio for Operational and Quality driven projects on Powder milk products:
o Drive and execute product implementation technical work-stream in third party manufacturers and multiple supply points, from concept generation to launch
o Identify and apply best product implementation practices with a business oriented mindset focused on efficiency and long-term sustainability
o Ensure safe products, benefits and substantiation in close cooperation with Quality & Food Safety, considering regulatory aspects and consumer impact
o Acting as a link between R&I and Quality, OPS, Factories in cross-functional teams for the implementation of business continuity projects.
o Proactively drive for continuous improvement of ways of working both internal and external
o Develop solutions and provide first time right documentation to prepare and validate trial at the lab and factory
o Industrial testing, implementation and technical support to factories, third party manufacturers and suppliers


We are looking for a PDDM with;
o MSc. degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Pharmacy, or similar working/thinking level obtained via experience
o 3 years of experience in a R&D related environment or factory technology job/ environment or business related role in the FMCG industry, preferably food related. Experience with FSMP products is a plus.
o Affinity with dairy food and process technology fundamentals and how to apply these in a practical way
o Able to communicate effectively across functions (R&D, Supply Chain, Procurement, QFS), regions and hierarchies
o Team player with an autonomous and independent working attitude
o Enthusiastic, pro-active, solution oriented, open-minded, fast learner, curious and with a hands-on approach.

Personal skills:
• Structured thinking, ability to break down complex matters, find solutions and deliver results with excellence in execution
• Pro-active & positive personality, with ability to engage others in a complex multi-disciplinary setting with a can-do attitude
• Good communication skills, understanding group dynamics and ability to convince
• Comfortable in a dynamic, fast paced environment where priorities shift fast



What next?

If you think this role might be of interest, click the link to apply. The closing date for applications is Friday 17th March 2023  you will therefore hear about your application after this date.

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