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Job Ref:  204743009
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Northern Ireland
Salary:  £50000/annum 50,000 + Excellent benefits
06/10/2016 03:51
Posted by: Expion

Job title: Innovation Project Manager

Location: Northern Ireland

Salary: Up to £50,000 (depending on experience)

Benefits: 23+9 Holidays, + pension.

Job Reference: HG-511

We are recruiting for an Innovation Project Manager to join our client's growing Innovation Team, taking up the leadership and management of new and exciting innovation projects across a multinational group.

Reporting directly to the Head of Innovation you will be responsible for projects from inception to completion working closely with Group Directors and Senior Management Teams.

This project management role requires extensive knowledge, experience and a proven track record in the specialism of cooked added value food, and in the development, production and delivery of these product types.

What's involved?

To develop, oversee and lead the implementation of our Client's strategic project plan to extract more value from the livestock it processes, and through innovation and development add more value to new and existing food types that are produced for its customers.
In conjunction with the Food Development Team, oversee the project management and completion of our client's Food Solutions plan.
Working closely with Senior Executives and Management teams across the business, the main points of contact will be the Directors, Group R&D Team, Food Development Team, Site MD's, Technical Team, Primary GMs.
Closely monitor project timelines and outcomes and ensure the project is kept on track by: addressing all challenges and issues as they arise, and through regular liaison with key individuals (internal and external) that are most capable of supporting the project.
Implement the plan and provide effective management, delegation and assignment of resources from the cross functional areas and departments of the business
Ensure all relevant teams and individuals are aware of timescales and critical paths throughout the duration of the project.
Attend all relevant internal and external (customer / 3rd party) presentations.
Oversee and manage all project costs to agreed budgets and raise awareness to cost exceptions and cost revisions expediently.
Maintain and observe Health, Safety and Hygiene standards in accordance with Company rules and regulations.

To succeed in this challenging, people focused business, you will have/ be:

A higher level qualification in a food related subject, preferably Food Science /Technology.
HACCP, Food Hygiene, Food Safety accreditation or willing to undertake this training.
Project Management Accreditation (Prince II / Agile project management methodology) (desirable).
At least 3 years' recent (consecutive) experience within food manufacturing.
Project management experience.
Experience in added value and cooked meats (desirable).
Strong understanding of the requirements of supply for the multiple retail sector.
Experience in the development, production and supply of sous vide products for multiple retail own label product ranges is desirable.
A technical appreciation of the food safety requirements in relation to Sous Vide and cooked product types is desirable.
A good communicator at all levels throughout the business.
Sound project management skills and the ability to demonstrate these through the leadership of the project.
Innovative and creative approach to solving problems and challenges.
Facilitation and presentation skills at a senior level.
Deliver on commitments & execute plans with excellence.
Able to travel to all our clients locations to fulfil the role.

Next Steps:

Interviews are to be held shortly, and suitable candidates will be contacted within 24 hours of application.

To apply for the role, please send your CV and salary details to Expion Search & Selection using the 'Apply Now' button. If you would like to have a confidential discussion on the role please contact Harvey Greenwood.

Please note, we endeavour to make sure you will receive an email indicating if you have been successful or not within 1 to 2 weeks.


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