NPD Manager

Lincolnshire, Boston
£30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
17 Nov 2016
15 Dec 2016
Nicola Richardson
Contract Type
Full Time
Calling all passionate, 'foodie', eager New Product Development Technologists (Senior or Junior)! I have a wonderful opportunity to work for an innovative and high quality ready to eat food manufacturer supplying solely to the UK retail market. Do you have at least 2 years' experience as in NPD? Get in touch to have a confidential conversation today!

Commutable from: Newark, Grantham, Boson, Lincoln or Sleaford.

The role: NPD Manager

Working within an excellent and creative NPD team - this role involves the entire new product development process. You will have the opportunity to see a product from brief to kitchen samples to presentation and taking it to full factory production. Allowing you to get involved in the whole story! You will be part of the creation process - creating products and adapting current lines; considering the process aspects of the products, attending customer presentations and project managing - both proactively and reactively. This is a fast paced role and will need someone capable to plan and manage their time.

To apply for this position you need to have been either a process or NPD technologist in a senior role already or an aspirational junior technologist (with 2 years minimum experience) wanting to further your career. It is absolutely paramount that you are passionate about food - understand trends, inventive, flexible, willing to go the extra mile and take a genuine interest in the food industry and creating the best product possible. This role will come with development from the NPD Manager who will support you by reviewing how any training can be provided to you allowing you to progress in your career.

If you understand, enjoy and thrive in a FMCG environment and want to succeed in a thriving business, utilising your skills as a technologist to build and develop your career then an updated copy of your CV is required for this application. ZEST Solutions are specialists at food manufacturing recruitment; we offer a more dynamic and thorough recruitment service into the food and drink industry.

If this particular opportunity is not right or you are looking for confidential advice about the industry, please do not hesitate to contact myself. With experience working specifically within NPD, Process and Specifications, I can offer professional and personal support. Please contact Nicola Richardson on 01780 483 999 or email