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Innovation & Development Manager (Maternity Cover)

Innovation & Development Manager (Maternity Cover)

The Wensleydale Creamery is an award-winning, independent traditional cheesemaker and specialist blender of cheese with ingredients, situated in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.   Home of the famous Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese (PGI), it uses traditional methods to handcraft cheese, using milk from local farms, as well as being innovative with the development of new cheese recipes and formats.  Operating across two sites, the business supplies multiple & independent retailers throughout the UK, wholesalers, manufacturers, and exports its range around the world.  It is also home to a thriving Visitor Centre at its site in Hawes, Wensleydale, attracting 350k visitors pa.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, creative & driven individual with a background in food to join our busy team, to lead the NPD function progressing projects for brand and OL.

This is a hands-on role being involved in all aspects of the NPD function from process improvement, to developing relationships with customers, as well as overseeing product launches and trials, along with artwork packaging development and approval. The role is crucial to the development of products to drive the branded growth of the business, as well as constantly seeking to improve existing products, processes, and packaging.

Ideally, you will have NPD Manager experience, managing a team of people,  with a background driving innovation and developing branded products, as well as experience developing OL chilled products for retailers.

Predominantly based at the Kirkby Malzeard site, near Ripon, and occasionally at the Hawes site, with travel to suppliers and events as and when required, a full driving licence is essential.

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who is passionate about food, creativity and wants to work with an independent, award-winning company.

Please note this is a maternity cover post for 12 months. 

Salary details: £34,000 – £36,000 dependent upon skills & experience

For further information or to apply please contact: Lynn.peacock@wensleydale.co.uk

Closing date: Friday 15th January 2021

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