Interim New Product Development Manager
Are you an Interim NPD Manager 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 are seeking an interim resource to strengthen their dedicated team.
Reporting to the NPD Controller, you'll have responsibility to deliver inspirational new products from concept to launch. You’ll support and motivate the 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 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 NPD professional who has previous development experience within a chilled food manufacturing environment who has worked directly with the UK retailers. You’ll have managed NPD projects from concept to launch, have exceptional presentation skills and be able to communicate effectively across all levels. So if you are a real foodie with the drive and determination to see projects through to end then this could be the role for you.
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.