Group Head of Innovation

East Midlands Region
Circa £70,000 + Benefits
22 Nov 2016
20 Dec 2016
Group Head of Innovation
Contract Type
Full Time

Paul Nyman Consultancy are currently recruiting a Head of Innovation /NPD for a market leading well-known chilled business, at one or more of their major manufacturing sites across the UK.

The Business 

This company is the leading manufacturer within its category and due to recent mergers with other sites, investment has enabled specialist facilities and equipment at each. Having gone through strategic changes to freshen up the business strategy, this now streamlined company are constantly investing into in-depth research and development to improve sustainability, traceability and quality. The business’ strength is built upon the loyalty of its consumers and its dedication to delivering quality own label products for various grocery multiples.

The Role

As Head of Innovation, this role will grow into the direction you mould it into, with key responsibilities being to grow the product range and market presence as strongly as achievable. This will be undertaken through 'Blue Sky' innovation initiatives and challenging existing product ranges. Key responsibilities will include:

* Co-developing the strategy to grow the popular chilled category
* Collaboration on NPD projects to develop a winning route to market plan
* Ensure that the innovation pipeline is aligned with category vision and drivers so that NPD is focused on scalable category opportunities

The Individual

You will have related experience within a chilled fast paced business, developing ranges for top grocery retailers and building strong relationships accordingly. Joining the business at a time of investment and innovation, you need to be a real “foodie” with a flair and passion for developing truly market leading, creative and flavoursome new products. You must be able to lead a team of individuals by challenging and motivating them and generate ideas through collaboration, due to the close-knit nature of the team.

The Opportunity

This Head of NPD/Innovation role is both rewarding and challenging for a creative food professional to work on premium product ranges. If you’re looking to progress your career into a senior role and be at the forefront of market innovation and strategic management – this is an ideal time to join this business.

Paul Nyman Consultancy specialise in Sales jobs, Marketing jobs, Category jobs & NPD /Technical jobs including Development, Quality, Technical, Process and Product Development across the UK.