Focus Management

UK NPD Manager, Warwickshire

£50000 - £60000 per annum + Car, Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
19 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Zoe Gmaj
Contract Type
Full Time

Multi-site role, based out of the midlands, branded and own label ambient product. Great team, facilities and growing category, what's not to like!?..

This is somewhere you can have variety, this is somewhere you will work direct with customers, this is a multi-site role (two sites), this is brand and own label, this is somewhere you can be part of a turnaround, this is somewhere you can open the door to global job opportunities. If any of these appeal read on...

I am not going to lie, this is a challenging, fast-paced and quite complex environment. The business has gone through a number of changes over the past few years, so there are still a number of areas for improvement but these changes have been extremely positive for the business. It has seen a lot of investment in facilities, new lines, processes and automation, and has become a better place to work with good quality products. It has been given strong and reputable leaders who are behind the business, employees and product 100% of the way. Having visited the site, and met a large number of the senior team and shop floor staff, I can say first hand they are a great bunch of positive, proactive and intelligent food industry professionals! Between them there is a lot of experience to take the business forward - they are supportive and would be great peers to work with!

We are seeking a strong, innovative concept to launch NPD Manager to head up all product and process development for the UK across two sites. Based out of the midlands you will be required to travel regularly to meet customers and suppliers, and you will report directly into the Commercial Director so it is imperative you have a commercial acumen. Customers include foodservice, manufacturers and direct to retail and products are both branded and own label, so if it's variety you are seeking, or love working with customers this is definitely the role for you!

This role currently has three direct reports and a team of five in total across two sites.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage existing and new product development and process development
  • Coach, train and develop the NPD team
  • Design, execute and lead line trials
  • Drive improvements and efficiencies, including cost reduction
  • Customer management

Apply now and do not miss out on an opportunity that rarely becomes available in this location!

REF. ZEG893923 By Focus Management

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Focus Management Consultants Ltd, Tel: +44 (0) 1625 560778

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