Focus Management

NPD Manager, Food, East Yorkshire

East Riding of Yorkshire
£30000 - £35000 per annum
03 Oct 2016
31 Oct 2016
Dave Broadbent
Contract Type
Full Time

This is a newly created role with a pet food manufacturer that would suit an aspiring NPD Manager/Senior NPD Technologist.

This is a great opportunity to join a growing pet food manufacturer in a newly created position at its site in East Yorkshire. Following recent changes in the team structure the company is looking for someone with strong project management / change management skills to take up the role of New Product Development Manager. The company is a specialist in the pet food market, manufacturing products for the major retailers. The role of NPD Manager will oversee the development of new products, manage packaging suppliers, look at competitor analysis, recommend new technologies and generally keep the product range at the cutting edge.

This is a varied role which would suit someone with a background in the food industry or FMCG sector, who has previous experience of running multiple projects and ensuring delivery on time and to budget. You will be responsible for co-ordinating trials and managing a small team.

Areas of responsibility will include:

  • Product development from concept to launch
  • Competitor analysis and benchmarking
  • Leading customer audits from NPD perspective
  • Reviewing and developing current recipes
  • Working with the sales team on customer enquiries
  • Customer specification development

For this role we are looking for someone who can take on a wide range of research and development responsibilities and set the long and short-term strategy for the product range. This could be your first role as an NPD Manager and would be a great opportunity to prove yourself as a customer-facing manager. I would also like to hear from established NPD Managers who are looking for a new challenge. Send your CV today.

To assist you searching for a role by location - we have added a generic postcode, when uploading the advert, that designates the centre of the county in which this job is found. You may not see this on certain job boards.

Ref DRB13626 By Dave Broadbent

Follow Focus Management on Twitter @foodjob

Focus Management Consultants Ltd, Tel: +44 (0) 1625 560778