New Product Development Manager

£45,000 + Benefits
18 Oct 2016
15 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

New Product Development Manager

UK Based

The NPD Manager will be responsible for the development process from concept through to launch including full, end to end critical path management and pre-production trials.

As part of the Senior Management Team, you will lead a bright, expanding team to build brand equity and will have the ability to provide market leading and innovative NPD solutions and direction to the business.

You will be experienced in:

  • Identifying cost saving opportunities and working effectively within strict cost/time parameters.
  • Project and team management
  • Devising a comprehensive NPD strategy, delivering and implementing improvements to the NPD process, continually evolving and developing the team and site capability
  • Artwork and packaging development
  • Compliance with food safety, legality, allergen management, traceability and quality requirements
  • Researching current food development, competitor innovation and trends
  • Researching and sourcing new ingredients
  • Delivering presentations internally and externally; communicating knowledge and inputting into customer presentations and discussions

Either a Senior Development Technologist looking to progress your career or a current NPD Manager, you will be a well presented professional with an easy communication style, able to effectively influence cross functional teams.  Ideally with a degree, or equivalent, in a food related qualification, you will have a proven record in new product development of food or beverage products, branded and own label.  Passionate, with a flair for innovation, you will have strong organisational skills and a keen eye for detail.