NPD Manager

West Midlands
13 Oct 2016
10 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

The Company

This is a fantastic opportunity for an NPD Manager to join an enterprising business who work closely with their customers to deliver innovative food products. Having developed a reputation for manufacturing branded and own label products for the UK and the overseas market, this established and continually growing company is now looking for an NPD Manager to effectively manage the implementation of development projects.

The Role

As NPD Manager you’ll play a key part in the creation of on trend products for a wide range of customers with discerning tastes. This is a high profile role where you will manage an NPD team including Development Chefs and NPD Technologists to create the next generation of tantalising products.

This multi-functional role will see you co-ordinating factory trials and reporting on all development projects. Regularly reviewing the current product range you’ll strive to improve processes and operating systems within the business. You’ll have the responsibility of liaising with ingredient manufacturers and suppliers to determine technical parameters and suitability of ingredients for NPD projects. This will include working with packaging suppliers to ensure smooth transition of artwork into packaging finished products.

The Person

We are looking for a proactive and passionate NPD Manager who has previous experience within the ambient grocery food manufacturing industry. It would be a real advantage if you had experience of building strong relationships directly with UK retailers as well as having good communication and organisational skills. You’ll be a real people person and have a good understanding of the customers’ requirements to ensure that all standards are being complied to. Having first class computer skills and online specifications knowledge of the UK retailer systems will help tremendously.

If you are an NPD Manager with the drive and determination to see projects through from concept to launch and succeed within a fast paced environment we’d love to hear from you. Apply now or call 0845 2600 737 for more information.


Please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.