This is a fantastic chance to take on a new challenge with a highly recognised and respected food business known for their market leading brands. They are looking for an inspirational leader who is charismatic and confident with the ability to push the boundaries of innovation.
Reporting to the Head of Marketing you will be managing the NPD team and creating outstanding additions for new and existing ranges. You will develop, communicate and deliver the NPD pipeline from concept stage through to launch for not only branded, but own label products too. You will work closely with brand and insight teams to develop an innovation strategy that aligns with brand and consumer needs.
Persuasively presenting to and influencing your customers and colleagues, you will demonstrate a thorough understanding of their requirements through solutions which also meet business objectives and product margins. You will support and shape your team, motivating them to deliver innovation and excellence with pride whilst offering opportunities for personal development. You’ll be drumming up enthusiasm for new ingredients and trends, promoting a foodie culture to capitalise on genuine passion and curiosity to enhance NPD.
We are looking for an accomplished and commercially astute Senior NPD professional, educated to degree level, with extensive experience and knowledge of the NPD process gained from a branded or own label food manufacturing environment. To be successful in this role you’ll need to have experience of working with the UK major retailers and a proven track record of delivering NPD strategies.
Amazing leadership and people management skills are essential with proven ability to coach and mentor teams. Solid project management, organisational and influencing skills are required as you will be working cross-functionally to achieve ambitious company goals within a very competitive market. You'll need to be highly focussed and driven, methodical in your approach with the commercial acumen needed to ensure the success of each category. Crucially, you will have a genuine passion and interest in food with an infectious enthusiasm for delivering dynamic and innovative products.
If you have a passion for food and are looking for the chance to make an impact with this thriving food business then apply now or call 0345 2600 737 to find out more.
--- Although we do our utmost to respond to all applicants, there are times when this is just not possible due to sheer volume so if you have not heard from us within 5 working days then we are sorry to say your application for this role has not been successful.
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.