NPD Manager

East Midlands
17 Nov 2016
15 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

The Company

With their core values of innovation, taste and value our client is a hugely successful manufacturing company producing a vast range of award winning chilled food products for the major retailers. They are now seeking a resourceful and commercially aware NPD professional to help them expand their product offering and market share.

The Role

In this highly sought after NPD role you’ll play an instrumental part in driving new products through the creative development process from concept to launch. You’ll use your market knowledge of the latest food trends to interpret high profile customer briefs, translating innovative concepts into a commercial reality in line with quality and technical standards. You’ll also be managing the existing product portfolio and driving continuous improvements to reach new heights of success.

You’ll take a hands-on approach to managing junior members of the team; you’ll help them prepare and deliver internal and customer presentations and guide them in the development of customer relationships whilst organising projects to achieve ambitious company goals. In addition you’ll be sourcing raw materials in line with supplier and purchasing strategies, working with suppliers to produce new ingredients and identify new opportunities to enhance business and product performance.

The Person

Suit a graduate with a Food Science or related qualification who has previous experience in a similar NPD management role where you have demonstrated a talent for developing creative new products, confidently presenting ideas and crafting fantastic relationships with your customers. Self-motivation and bundles of initiative are essential if you want to make your mark in this challenging role. You’ll also need to have excellent communication, organisation and project management skills and will have previous experience of leading a small team to reach set targets. If you have a passion for food and are looking for a senior role where you can think outside the box to make things happen in a successful food business then apply now or call for more information.


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