Paul Nyman Consultancy are recruiting an NPD Manager for a successful FMCG business based in West Yorkshire, commutable from South, North and East Yorkshire and also parts of the North West.
As part of a larger FMCG group, the business we are currently working with have various divisions throughout the UK specialising in many product categories across chilled, frozen and ambient ranges. This opportunity is with the ambient/bakery category at their site based in West Yorkshire. Due to the exposure of this business, it has allowed them to be leaders of their category and specialise across new creations, ensuring their development and range of products is on trend and highly competitive throughout the marketplace. Given this ability, they have experienced vast growth throughout their bakery products and are now looking for an NPD Manager to join their team, with a predominant focus on M&S.
The talented NPD Manager chosen to join their team will have a real passion for food and driven mind-set to develop and further their product range and understand the customer needs directly in order to do so- with an ability to motivate and assist the team in achieving this too.
Key Responsibilities within this NPD Manager role include;
- Supporting the whole Innovation team to educate and implement across new ingredients and product creations for M&S
- Work in a cross functional manner, liaising with the Technical and Commercial teams to ensure viability through costings
- Work with the team in preparation of customer presentations
- To be the development champion for the business, driving excellent levels of conformance to all processes and delivering fit for purpose Innovation and NPD, fully aligned to the commercial strategy and business vision
You will have previous NPD Management experience of a team, however bakery experience isn’t essential. Having worked with various production teams, being passionate with strong communication skills and have an ability to motivate teams will also stand you well within this position. You must have proven supplier management and be commercially astute.
Moving forwards, you will be exposed to strong innovation and have the option to develop your skillset to push your career forward within this well established and forward thinking business.
Paul Nyman Consultancy specialise in FMCG Sales jobs, Marketing jobs, NPD jobs, Technical jobs & Category jobs/recruitment across the UK.