Focus Management

NPD Director, North West

North West England
Excellent package
25 Nov 2016
23 Dec 2016
Rachel Parkin
Contract Type
Full Time

Rare Director-level opportunity for a senior NPD professional to join a thriving food manufacturing business.

NPD Director sought by a growth focused, highly successful food business. Sounds good, doesn't it? Really senior role, operating at Exec Board level with a remit covering both the UK and international projects, a NPD facility that has seen recent major investment, and a factory that makes very high quality product. Add in a large NPD team to lead, mentor and develop and it's the perfect role isn't it?

Well, as all the above is absolutely true then it could well be for you! The client is looking for an outstanding Product Development professional with all the usually required mix of skills and experience - creativity, commerciality, project management etc - but they also want someone who is challenging and will truly open their eyes to new possibilities. This is a business that interfaces with a large variety of customers across a broad product range, so to be successful you need to be someone who can lead your team through a significant number of range launches at any one time. It's the Leadership piece that in some ways is the most important of the selection criteria; leading the NPD function and its skills portfolio, leading peer groups colleagues through new initiatives that will inevitably impact on what they do, and leading customers down new routes and channels for business success.

This is a rare opportunity to develop and implement the product development strategy for both the UK and internationally. We require an individual who understands NPD best practice and will develop effective and robust processes that ensure successful, systematic product launches. To recruit at this level gives our client a chance to bring in someone who really understands NPD latest thinking and you will be supported by a strong Marketing & Insight function and an efficient manufacturing site. And there is more investment planned too.

If you want the chance to join a successful business and make it even better, then this is it. You will set and deliver the strategy for innovation, linking it fully to the operational business plan. You will achieve this through your people, your influencing ability with your manufacturing and commercial colleagues, and your inspirational approach with customers. Roles with this remit don't come along very often, so send us your CV and we will happily tell you more about it.

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REF. RLP13800 By Focus Management

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