New Product Development Manager
Are you an up and coming NPD professional brimming with passion and looking to broaden your experience with a highly reputable chilled food manufacturer? With a goal to delight customers and consumers time and time again this established food business supplying the major UK retailers with premium products and are seeking their next rising star to strengthen their dedicated team.
Reporting to the Head of NPD & Innovation, you'll have responsibility for managing the NPD team to deliver inspirational new products from concept to launch. You’ll support and motivate your team to ensure personal and business development objectives are achieved and devise exciting new concepts that keep your category in tune with the latest market developments and ingredient trends.
You’ll be a key contact for major retail & foodservice customers, working closely with them and internal teams to ensure projects are on time and budget. Whilst keeping customers updated on the critical path and product launch process, you’ll also ensure expectations are met all the way to guarantee the continued success of this forward thinking food business. In addition you’ll source new raw materials and ingredients that comply with customer budgets as well as the company’s supplier and purchasing strategy. You’ll also be up to date with the latest food trends in the industry, utilising your strong commercial acumen to identify opportunities for potential new business as well as ways to enhance existing ranges.
The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial NPD professional with experience of working in partnership with key customers to deliver innovative branded products within the chilled food category. You’ll to be passionate and engaging with a real love of food that you can articulate at all levels with excellent presentation and persuasion skills that will impress customers every time. Experience of managing a small team is essential along with strong project management skills with the ability to influence and drive change. This diverse role would suit an experienced NPD Manager or a commercially aware Senior Technologist looking for a new challenge with a progressive food business.
If you’re creative and confident with a real passion for all things food and are ready to take on more responsibility then apply now or call us on 0345 2600 737 to find out more about this exclusive role.
Also, 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.