NPD Innovation Manager

BS23 1UJ, Weston-Super-Mare
£35- £40k dependent on experience, plus company benefits
31 Jul 2019
21 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time


The NPD/Innovation Manager will support the Senior Technical and Site Manager to deliver the effective marketing, promotion and development of The Food WorksSW site, facilities, resources and commercial services to the food and drink industry SMEs and the wider business and community sectors in order to support growth across the South West and the sector. 

A significant aspect of this role is the promotion and delivery of food technical commercial activity, including product development and reformulation to meet consumer trends. The NPD/Innovation Manager is expected to maximise the utilisation of The Food WorksSW Development Kitchens. As client services can be provided off-site, the post holder will be required to have a full license and use of a vehicle.

The role also includes the effective coordination of activity within The Food WorksSW site, including daily on-site presence, general administration, tenant support, partnership development, promotion of the Forum’s technical services with an emphasis on office and site management, including supporting the Senior Technical and Site Manager with facilities management. Care must be taken to ensure that operational practices, processes and deadlines are in line with all legal, statutory and regulatory duties, contractual obligations and any funding requirements.


The site seeks to provide a food grade premises and a food technology resource of excellence in the South West for food and drink manufacturing businesses to enable them to grow and develop to a sustainable level where they can transfer operations into larger units. The purpose built facilities on The Food Works SW site will provide opportunities and support for businesses currently facing growth barriers in terms of accessing suitable premises to operate from and developing effective food technology and business development solutions. As a place of manufacturing excellence, The Food Works SW site must have a culturally positive environment for all stakeholders with a positive continuous improvement attitude to all operations.

To apply for this role please provide the following:                                                                            

  1. A Covering Letter demonstrating;
    • Your interest in the role
    • How your qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience meet the role and person specification
    • How you would achieve the vision of The Food WorksSW and requirements of the role
    • What added value you would bring to the role
  2. At least 2 references (one must be from your current employer). Please state whether referees can be contacted during interview stages.
  3. A Completed Application Form
  4. A Current CV

Further information, a full recruitment pack, job descriptions and person specification can be found at: 

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