NPD Manager

Focus Management Consultants Ltd
£60000 - £70000 per annum + + Package
Closing date
23 Jun 2023

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New Product Development
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Inspiring colleagues and customers in the development of market-leading food concepts.

Here you will be leading the NPD team focused on retail accounts; developing and implementing the strategy to grow the business. You'll be responsible for a team of Technologists creating innovative products from concept through to product launch.

You'll be driving innovation, product, and process improvements through the team along with ensuring all customer relationships are effectively managed.

Through close working with Marketing and Commercial, you'll research trends and consumer needs to develop a leading innovation pipeline tailored to customers' requirements and capabilities.

You'll ensure the team's projects are effectively managed, aligned with business priorities and allocate resources as required.

You'll be joining a well-established and highly regarded food business with clear further growth plans. It's a supportive business that invests heavily into R&D and excellent facilities for the team. In this role, you'll be a key part of the senior team delivering the next stage of growth with key retail accounts.

You'll need to have experience in leading an NPD team developing for the retail market with a good understanding of food manufacturing. The business is looking for a strong people manager who will inspire and challenge; bringing passion, fun, and energy.

A leader who creates a collaborative environment where everyone is accountable for the team's success.

This role is predominantly site-based to be present with the team and will involve some travel to customers and suppliers.

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REF. RLP47009


Founded in 1990, Focus delivers excellent recruitment solutions in the changing world of the food and drink industry. We are proud of our talented team of knowledgeable recruitment specialists covering all functions and sectors offering a bespoke service for our clients.

We provide Permanent and Interim recruitment solutions across Manufacturing, Retail, Foodservice, Food Technology, Product Development, Procurement, Supply Chain, Engineering, HR, Sales & Marketing from Graduate to Board Level.

We’ve worked across the globe, recruiting for start-ups through to large international organisations. We have helped and made a real difference to a vast array of clients working collaboratively as they recruit the very best talent to support their strategies.

Our guiding principles and culture are built on 3 pillars:

  • An employee-owned business where we all thrive A business with a culture of pride, trust, kindness and wanting to be the BEST
  • An environment that embraces lifestyle goals offering balance, fun and an engaging place to work

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