NPD Manager

South East England
01 Dec 2016
06 Jan 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Company

Driven by the ever-changing needs of their customers, our client is a long established and progressive leader in their sector delivering thousands of products in line with their core values of innovation and integrity. Retaining one of the strongest positions in the market place they are well known for their exceedingly high quality products, holding the consumer at the heart of all they do.

The Role

This project managerial role is diverse and rewarding with responsibility for driving the innovation strategy across a number of large product categories within the business. You’ll work strategically with suppliers and cross-functional teams to continually raise the bar on product innovation, quality and integrity. You’ll develop and deliver your strategy for innovation with a clear category and product vision, presenting ideas to internal teams at all business levels and articulating category initiatives that will support long term brand direction.

You will play an active role in defining the supply base for now and in the future, building and developing effective relationships and working with manufacturing partners to set benchmarks for the best products in the market. Working with the packaging team to deliver innovative packaging solutions you’ll be responsible for setting high standards for quality and innovation throughout the manufacturing process.

The Person

In this high profile role you will need to be able to think on your feet, use your in-depth food knowledge and apply your NPD project management and expertise to make influential decisions. Your commercial acumen and market focus will be second to none, and you will have a proven track record of successful brand and creativity management. It is essential that you have experience in either the chilled or frozen product sectors. You’ll be brimming with initiative and be able to develop and implement category strategy with ease. Having a natural flair for leadership would be a great advantage as you’ll be inspiring and motivating others around you to deliver projects with energy and enthusiasm whilst ensuring costs parameters and technical requirements are met.

This is initially a 12 month contract and the ultimate opportunity for a passionate and strategic innovations expert to make their mark. If you have the skills and experience to inspire true innovation and feel you can make a difference to this evolving market place then we’d like to hear from you, so please apply now 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.