Senior NPD Manager

England, Nottinghamshire
£40000 - £45000 per annum
17 Oct 2016
14 Nov 2016
BBBH 2236
Jason Kilbride
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is one of the UK's leading food manufacturing businesses, supplying to the major retailers and food service with a wide range of quality products. They are now seeking a Senior NPD Manager to strengthen their team. The role is responsible for driving creativity and recipe development within the category. Fundamentally this is a senior NPD role but the individual must have a strong commercial bias and be comfortable presenting and negotiating with customers.

This role is suitable for a driven and innovative professional, who is passionate about food and meal solutions. It is essential that the individual has senior experience within New Product Development of the food industry and has worked on concept projects.

*Liaise with the NPD team to deliver product concepts for customer briefs.
*Create new recipes and concepts leading in innovation & creativity.
*Support the department to identify new market opportunities and customer trends.
*Manage projects and provide motivation and coaching for other members of the team.
*Organise site meetings to ensure that other members have a clear idea of the process of the project.
*Communicate effectively with other members of the team in order to present ideas in a clear and coherent manner ensuring costing and packaging are achievable.
*Build and maintain relationships with site and development teams and ultimately the customers.

* Excellent communication skills
* Have a passion for promoting new food products
* Inspirational leadership qualities
* High attention to detail
* It Literate
* Previous experience as an NPD Chef / Manager

If you believe you have the skills and personality to fit these requirements please get in touch with Kirsty Robertson or call 07920 520070 for more information.

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