ZZ004027 - KTP Associate – Project Manager (Packaging Innovation in Food Manufacturer)
Vacancy Description

Portsmouth Business School

Strategy, Enterprise and Innovation


KTP Associate – Project Manager (Packaging Innovation in Food Manufacturer)


Employment type:  Fixed term contract for 24 months

Employment basis:  Full time

Salary:  £26,000 per annum plus £4,000 personal training budget

Post number: ZZ004027

Date published: 16 June 2017

Closing date: 18 July 2017


Interview date: week commencing 24 July 2017


Interviews in person at the company premises in Guildford, Surrey.  


The Company

Bounce Foods Limited markets a nutritious snack food brand – Bounce Energy Balls.  Bounce is based Guildford with a mission to inspire positivity in the way people eat, think & live – through great nutrition, leading an active lifestyle and being mindful and caring of others.  The company has experienced significant growth in recent years and as a result, is expanding their operations and product range.


The Project

The challenge in this project will be to enable Bounce Foods Limited to develop innovative and industry leading packaging that will be smarter, multifunctional, & sustainable, with integrated market intelligence capture & display, suitable for the transportation of Bounce Foods’ products, enabling product diversification and generating further growth.

The new packaging development capabilities to be established within Bounce through this project will enable the company to improve and increase the sales of their existing products, whilst enabling them to bring new products to the market that require innovative new packaging.

You will be joining a small friendly team based at the company in Guildford, Surrey. In the role you will be actively supported by knowledge transfer specialists, with expertise in innovation and manufacturing, from the University of Portsmouth. The project is jointly funded by Bounce Foods Limited. 

The role

This is an exciting opportunity open to a master level degree in either; packaging, product development, innovation, industrial design, or related area. The post will provide the individual with an opportunity to make a significant contribution to the company’s new product innovation and growth, through the development of new packaging. It will also offer a range of experience and exposure to senior management, and communication throughout the supply chain.

The successful applicant be highly motivated and able to demonstrate some previous successful experience in a relevant role.  The success of this project could lead to the opportunity of a management position at the company.


What is KTP?

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP), a government funded scheme, bring together universities and businesses to work together on a development project that is strategically important to the future of an organisation.


How does it work?

KTP Associate employed by the university and work full time with a company to deliver the objectives of a highly innovative development project.  KTP is the largest graduate recruitment programme in Europe


What can KTP offer:

•          £4,000 training budget

•          Attendance at 2 one week management residential workshops

•          Acceleration for your career

•          A competitive salary

•          The opportunity to lead and manage a highly innovative and strategic project

•          The support of an academic team from the University

•          The possibility of a permanent post with the company

•          The possibility of working towards a higher degree


How to Apply

For an application, full Job Description and further details please visit: https://port.engageats.co.uk 


Candidates are invited to contact Dr Chris Simms (chris.simms@port.ac.uk ) to discuss the post.


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