This entrepreneurial and exciting enterprise is expanding at a rate of knots; they are determined to remain leaders in their category through great innovation, selecting the finest ingredients and bringing inspiring ideas to discerning consumers. As part of their growth strategy they are looking for an engaging and creative Innovation Manager to explore new product ideas and categories, pushing the boundaries for this distinctive brand.
Reporting to the Head of Food you will become the catalyst for driving the innovation pipeline and leading major projects that are in line with the brand and business strategy. You will manage a team of Product Developers and combine your creativity with your category insights knowledge in this exciting new role. You’ll keep abreast of the latest food and consumer trends, identifying opportunities to further develop current product ranges and new business channels for short and long term category growth by critically evaluating potential gaps in the market, undertaking research and analysis. This will include benchmarking, brain storming and organising food safaris to give the business a creative edge over their competitors. Working closely with internal teams you’ll inspire and influence food values across the business, leading your team to develop exciting, market leading products that are inventive whilst embodying brand values and incorporating provenance and seasonality.
We are looking for a talented Innovations Manager, Innovations Chef or Product Developer with a notable track record of bringing amazing new products to market. You must be an adventurous and engaging foodie with experience of developing complex chilled foods as well as the ability to spot the next new trend and translate that into a commercially viable product.
A strong leader with a flair for new flavours and curiosity for the latest trends and ingredients, you’ll have the ability to inspire, engage and motivate an NPD team with your infectious enthusiasm and passion for all things food. You’ll also have a compelling and persuasive nature which will enable you to deliver great presentations to customers and key stakeholders.
If you are ambitious, motivated and ready for an innovations challenge where you can help this growing business reach new realms of success then we’d like to hear from you. Apply now or call us on 0345 2600 737 to find out more.
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.