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NPD Manager

Simply Lunch
Croydon, London
Closing date
27 Feb 2019

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New Product Development
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

 rare and exciting opportunity as part of a rapidly developing convenience food manufacturer.

The Company

The company is a private family owned food manufacturer in South London supplying retail clients and foodservice operators with a range of chilled ready to eat products. Due to the fast organic growth of the business we now wish to strengthen our Innovation Team with the appointment of an excellent NPD Manager.

The Role

Reporting to the Business Development Director you will be responsible for innovating fantastic, tasty, customer centric products to our wide range of clients across the U.K. You will be working closely with our commercial teams to meet customer briefs and develop an EPD program to stay true to the company's value of challenging the norm. 

You will lead NPD projects from concept phase through to factory launch ensuring NPD procedures are adhered to and factory documentation is prepared accordingly.

Working with suppliers, carrying out market research on the latest trends and focusing on customer needs, you will need use innovative ingredients and products to give our commercial team the competitive edge in an extremely competitive market.

This is a key role to the business which will help achieve the companies plan to become a leading chilled food manufacturer in the country.

The Person

You'll be an ambitious, forward thinking individual willing to grow with a fast paced and energetic company. With at least 4 years industry experience within an NPD team, you should be able to demonstrate leadership, commitment and focus to the business. Part of the role will be customer facing therefore you will need to be able to enthuse customers with your passion, knowledge and culinary ideas during customer presentations, meetings and trade shows.

You must hold a genuine passion for food which will inspire others around you and a focus to continuously develop yourself. A can-do attitude, flexibility and a desire to succeed are vital in this fast paced challenging environment but the reward is very worthwhile.

Please send full CV with present salary details / expectations to be considered for an interview.


Simply Lunch is a family owned Catering business which has been established for over 30 years.

Our passion to deliver the highest quality of locally sourced and fresh food complimented by our unrivalled customer service, has seen us build a reputation as a leading caterer in London. 

We understand the high pressured environments that our diverse portfolio of clients work under and that’s why we take the stress out of organising lunches.

Find Us
Unit 48-49,
Capital Business,
22 Carlton Road,
South Croydon
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