Focus Management

Head of Development, Food Manufacturing, Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester
£60000 - £70000 per annum + Package
03 Oct 2016
31 Oct 2016
Rachel Blinkho
Contract Type
Full Time

Fantastic, multi-site Head of Development opportunity working for a market-leading food manufacturer.

Well this is certainly a juicy role where no two days will be the same. As Head of Development you will lead a multi-site Food Development team working on a diverse range of innovation projects. You will drive the NPD strategy for both Branded and Retailer Own Label products.

We are looking for a Head of Development with extensive senior level experience within NPD in food manufacturing. You will need strong project management experience and a proven track record in successfully developing a high performing NPD team. Category wise you will have operated in Chilled and/or Frozen foods and ideally will have worked with added-value protein products.

This is a dynamic and successful food business and culture fit is key for this role. We are looking for -

  • A highly motivated, self-starter who inspires the team
  • A genuine passion for food with in-depth knowledge of ingredients, manufacturing processes and the latest trends
  • An influencer and strong communicator who engages at all levels
  • Multi-tasking ability, real attention to detail

This is a high-profile role that is integral to the company's further growth plans and real investment in innovation. It will involve frequent travel between manufacturing sites and customers.

To succeed in this role you'll need to be highly visible across the business; driving change through engaging with factory teams and Head Office functions in a positive way. If you fit the bill and are raring for a new challenge, apply today to be considered.

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REF. RLB13639 By Focus Management

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