Senior Food Process Development Manager

Blue Spark
Manchester, Greater Manchester
01 Sep 2017
29 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Company

Are you ready to take the next career defining step with a renowned business developing an increasingly enviable position within the market place? The company has been going through an exciting period of transformation which has led to countless awards and recognition for their amazing products. They are now seeking an inspirational leader who can streamline their NPD process with exceptional execution and commercial flair.

The Role

You will lead a large team and take responsibility for creating the most efficient, robust and commercially viable process for new product development.  This will be from the concept stage all the way through to product launch, assuring brand integrity throughout the whole process.  You will create a 12 – 18 month strategic planning cycle to bring stunning new products to market that consumers will love.

Liaising with senior stakeholders across the business you will develop and deliver key strategic initiatives that will improve NPD processes and systems as well as enhancing the policy for quality.  You will also look to futureproof the labelling strategy working in partnership with brand teams and suppliers.  The role will involve working very closely with technical and commercial teams to agree strategy and development priorities, optimising both people and spend resources to deliver innovative products of exceptional quality whilst also ensuring commercials are maximised.

The Person

Highly focused and driven, you’ll be confident in your approach with a boundless passion for food and a real drive to deliver. You’ll have substantial NPD, Technical and Commercial expertise gained from senior food development roles within the retail sector.  You will be a natural leader who can influence senior stakeholders with ease and will also be able to inspire and empower your team.  You must have previous experience of working at a strategic level and be skilful at developing and implementing new strategies, processes as well as multiple complex projects.

You will be at ease demonstrating how your experience and personal attributes have netted significant results throughout your career and now make you a shining prospect. If you are a commercially focussed Senior NPD professional with the ability and credibility to deliver success in this highly visible role then please get in touch.

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.