Head of NPD

North West England
To attract the best
14 Mar 2018
11 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Paul Nyman Consultancy are recruiting a Head of NPD for an own-label short shelf life indulgent on trend food category based in the North West. 

The Business

An SME in size but a major player within thier category, this well-established food group have made significant changes to their business structure in recent years which has seen them achieve unprecedented growth and customer expansion. They now seek a Head of NPD to lead an expanding team. Specialising in high quality short shelf-life products supplying all major UK retailers, they are one of the leaders in their category. Based on sound category led NPD and the ability to provide premium products with a clear point of difference, our client operates and boasts strong manufacturing capability and now seeks a Head of NPD to take them in to the next phase of their growth strategy. 

The Role

As Head of NPD, you will be leading the NPD agenda internally and externally across major retailer accounts, across the whole concept to launch process. You will co-create and deliver a forward thinking, category leading development strategy. You will manage a team across multiple sites, made up of technologists, and Senior Managers.

To succeed in this role you will have the gravitas to lead from a very senior level. You will work directly with the Senior Leadership Team to develop a NPD team which is best in class. Your understanding of the category will be constantly honed through interaction with the sales and marketing team and you will work hard to build strong internal relationships with them.

The Opportunity

This is a senior level NPD role which will empower the successful candidate to drive positive change and give you the freedom to make strategic decisions for immediate and longer-term business growth. 

Paul Nyman Consultancy specialise in NPD, Technical, Process, Quality, Sales, Marketing and Category Management recruitment across the food industry in the UK.

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