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Assistant Nutrition Manager

Salary:
27,517 P.A. ?
Location:
Feltham
Company:
Nomad Foods Europe / Birds Eye

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At Nomad Foods, as Europe’s largest frozen food company, we have a responsibility to help our consumers make healthy, nutritious and sustainable choices. We aspire to help the nation eat a little more goodness every day and celebrate the joy of great food. We are also passionate about sustainability, working towards a future where both people and the planet can thrive. Our brands are synonymous with great tasting, easy-to-prepare frozen food that is nutritious, and the Assistant Nutrition Manager will help positively impact the diets of our consumers.

The Assistant Nutrition Manager is responsible for contributing towards the delivery and implementation of Nutrition Policy and Strategies throughout Nomad Foods.


  • Contributing to the delivery of the Nomad Foods Nutrition Manifesto
  • Implementing Nomad Foods Europe Nutrition Policy
  • Contributing to delivery of the Nomad Foods Good Nutrition HMC 2025 target, flagging any issues to Senior Nutrition Manager
  • Engaging with and supporting R&D Product Developers to ensure effective delivery of 1, 2 & 3 above
  • Engaging with Marketing colleagues to support effective delivery of 1, 2 & 3 above
  • Acting as an expert contact for all internal colleagues on nutrition
  • Managing the nutrition competitor benchmarking of Nomad Foods products, to deliver competitive recommendations to help build market share
  • Acting as the first point of contact for R&D Data Management
  • Monitoring external trends in diet and health and reporting to the Nutrition team
  • Working closely with the Senior Nutrition Manager to anticipate, monitor and escalate nutrition related science, research and regulatory changes across the business
  • Contributing to the delivery of the R&D and Commercial Nutrition Academies
  • Operate from R&D, with strong relationships to Marketing, Customer and Sales teams, CSR and Corporate Comms, as a ‘centre of expertise’ covering day to day nutrition matters
  • Formulate competitive and factual product nutrition and health claims and communications to support MWB product strategy, category and MU campaigns and activations, and PR programmes
  • Support R&D Data Management to ensure they are provided with up to date nutrition and policy information
  • Deputise for Senior Nutrition Manager externally as and when required to maintain positive engagement, networking and communication with external key stakeholder bodies and opinion formers in order to maximise positive recognition of Nomad Foods
  • Identify trends in the external nutrition science environment to stimulate opportunities for Nomad Foods
  • Proactively work with key internal teams to understand and apply nutrition related opportunities in order to support categories and new platforms
  • Advise Product Developers on appropriate new recipe design or recommend changes to existing products in order to deliver Nomad Foods Nutrition Policy, Good Nutrition CSR targets and other key deliverables
  • Contribute to the delivery of Nutrition R&D and Commercial Academies, to ensure internal awareness of nutrition credentials and support development of appropriate and impactful product strategies and communications

Essential

  • Nutritionist with relevant BSc background
  • BSc or higher degree in Nutrition or equivalent
  • Prior experience in the food industry, working in a Nutrition and/or Technical and/or Regulatory team OR working in a NGO/charity/trade body specialising in Nutrition
  • Ongoing commitment to continued professional development in nutrition
  • Sound awareness of Food Labelling Legislation
  • Policy understanding
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Whole life cycle product development awareness
  • Fully IT literate, and confident working with data

Desirable

  • Knowledge and understanding of national healthy eating models, guidelines and public health policies across Europe
  • Knowledge and understanding of the application of relevant EC legislation and national body’s guidelines on implementation of nutrition labelling, nutrition, diet & health claims
  • Logical and analytical thinking
  • Professional working proficiency in German
  • Driving Licence

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