NPD Manager

South East / Home Counties
£40,000 - £50,000 + excellent benefits
11 Oct 2016
21 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

NPD Manager

Job ref: 60649 | £40,000 - £50,000 + excellent benefits| South East / Home Counties

The company

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well-known UK food business which employs over 40,000 people throughout the UK. The company are passionate about their workforce and are heavily focused on employee engagement, training and development. There is excellent room for quick progression and even the opportunity to travel with the company and work in foreign markets!

The job

The role of the NPD Team overall is to ensure that the UK business develops a pipeline of new products and ideas that have followed the NPD process and that have been fully validated by consumer research and operational testing. The aim is to build the pipeline between 18 months to 2 years ahead. You would be responsible for working on an exciting calendar of products that you see in each of the restaurants and is clearly visible across all types of media. You will work closely with the rest of the product excellence team from Technical Managers to Supply Chain Managers and you will also have management responsibility for an NPD Technologist. The marketing team will also become your best friends as you work closely with them whilst managing the operational implications of your ideas.

Your experience


To be considered for the NPD Manager job, you will be educated to a degree level in a food science or technology discipline plus have some solid NPD experience (2-4 years) working on products from concept to launch and with management responsibility. To succeed, you will be hugely passionate about food, possess strong communication skills plus have a creative, flexible and innovative approach. You will also be highly ambitious and driven to build a global career with the business.

More details

The NPD Manager job is based in the South East / Home Counties region and is paying £40,000 - £50,000 according to individual skills and previous experience plus the business offers excellent optional benefits including dental cover, company pension, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme, discounted gym membership, medical insurance and many more!

How to apply

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Or, alternatively you can apply directly for this job, by emailing me, Giverny Robinson-Sivyer, quoting job reference 60649.

What happens next?

After applying for this job, I will call you for a confidential chat to discuss the full job details and your requirements within 24 hours on the assumption your credentials fit the requirements for the role.

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