NPD Controller

South East England
£negotiable + generous car allowance
22 Nov 2016
20 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

The Company
This forward thinking and esteemed producer of delicious chilled products is a key member of a large food group, supplying the major UK retailers. Continually expanding in the international food manufacturing industry they are now seeking an experienced NPD expert to help increase their food offering and retain their prominent position in the market place.
The Role
This is an influential role in which you will be implementing the NPD strategy, leading your team to develop new products and revitalising existing ranges that meet commercial and technical requirements as well as customer briefs. You will lead category NPD activity for a major retail customer who you will work closely with to build partnerships and strong working relationships with. With your commercial acumen and product development expertise, you’ll also be accountable for implementing and managing new NPD processes to ensure products are produced to the highest levels of taste and quality whilst being in line with the critical path, agreed budgets and launch deadlines.
The Person
We are looking for a highly accomplished and commercially focussed NPD Manager educated to degree level with extensive experience and knowledge of the development processes gained from a fast paced chilled food manufacturing environment. To be successful in this role you’ll need to have experience of working with the UK major retailers and a proven track record of delivering substantial NPD strategies. Amazing leadership and people management skills are essential with proven ability to coach and mentor teams. Solid project management, organisational and influencing skills are required as you will be working cross-functionally to achieve ambitious company goals within a very competitive market.
If you are ready to make your mark with this progressive and ambitious food business then apply today or call 0845 2600 737 to find out more.
Please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.