Head of Technical and NPD

  • Product Development Technical
  • London / South East
  • £negotiable
  • W6036
  • If you would like to discuss this job, please contact:
    Dhrutee - 0345 2600 737

The Company

This entrepreneurial food business supplying a range of customers with delicious and innovative products are looking for an experienced Senior Manager who can lead their Technical and NPD functions.

The Role

In this pivotal role you’ll promote the highest level of technical & innovation standards with responsibility for everything under the Technical and Product Development umbrella. You will be part of the senior management team, creating and driving the technical agenda as well as ensuring the smooth day to day running of the technical, quality and NPD departments. You’ll be just as comfortable setting strategy as you will be taking a hands-on approach in order to set standards and make improvements to systems / processes.

You’ll liaise closely with internal teams to support customer demands, combat any issues and reduce incidents whilst enabling teams to deliver KPI’s and business objectives. With your technical knowledge and team spirit you’ll create a positive environment, encouraging the development of personal and company performance.

You will also oversee the innovation pipeline, working with your NPD team to support them in creating and launching new products. You will ensure your team have the capability to keep pace with company growth as well as help them reach their full potential.

The Person

We are looking for an ambitious and forward-thinking Technical Manager who has gained strong, well-rounded experience within a fast paced food manufacturing environment. You will be an experienced technical manager with knowledge of product development processes and food industry operations - from driving technical standards to new product launches. It is essential that you have experience of managing and implementing HACCP and BRC standards with a successful track record of driving GMP and achieving excellence.

You’ll also need to have demonstrated effective team management abilities, enjoy being hands-on when needed, using fantastic interpersonal and leadership skills to drive continuous improvement initiatives. Good organisation and project management are a must in order to succeed in this role as well as first-rate communication skills as you’ll liaising with and influencing customers and colleagues at all business levels.

If you feel you have the experience and ambition to excel in this role and be an integral part of this growing business then please apply or call for more details.


Also, please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.