NPD Manager

Zest Recruitment
£40000 - £45000 per annum + plus perks
Closing date
21 Jun 2023

Job Details

Are you a NPD Manager hungry for the next challenge?

How about an award winning food manufacturer with cutting edge technology and innovation?

This well-known business are supplying the goods for all the major retailers. You will be taking concept through to launch, this is a hands-on and will be innovation at its best and highest levels. Working with hard briefs will mean that you will be working under pressure. Your creations please be seen in every corner of the UK.

Competitor bench-marking sessions, lead post launch review meetings and present recommendations. Keep an eye on market trends and manage projects. Developing products to cost and specification and to raw product availability. Factory trials both on site and for new materials. Liaising and working in conjunction with the supply base to develop fit for purpose raw materials. Take product from concept to launch. Sample preparation/ distribution to customers.

You will need to be highly creative, commercially focused able to work with internal and external stakeholders. Be an experienced manager that leads by example, you will have least 2 direct reports. Able to communicate at all levels and gain buy in from stakeholders.

Food science degree desirable or highly experienced in NPD. Used to working to the highest standards within retail. Used to working in large and busy food factories. The company has a friendly and supporting culture and has a long history of success and encourages people to grow within the business.

To apply please do give me a call on 01780 483 999 or email me directly on with your CV.

As you know over here at Zest we like to do things properly and always want to keep you, the candidate in the loop. Applying to this 'one of a kind' role you give Zest permission to hold your information. If you want to know more about how Zest look after your personal information please visit our privacy policy on the website


A recruitment company where every job counts.

We understand that recruitment companies often get a bad press. So, here at Zest we are bringing a refreshingly new and different approach to food and drink manufacturing recruitment. Unlike others we aim to be the recruitment company that makes sure it can be counted on at every step of the recruitment journey: every person, every job, every time.

Zest specialise because you do, and our team are dedicated to the following areas:

  • Technical & quality
  • NPD
  • Operations & production
  • Engineering
  • Supply Chain
  • Senior Appointments
  • HR
  • Interim

Our aim is simple, to link talented individuals with talented businesses, and we achieve this by taking a structured and industry leading approach to every step of the process.

Zest, where every job counts.

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01780 483999
Brooks Court
Bath Row

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