NPD Manager

The Company

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your NPD career with a prominent food business who produce a vast range of innovative added value chilled and frozen foods products to a wide range of customers. They are currently seeking a confident and ambitious NPD Manager to help drive the NPD process from concept to launch in line with their innovation strategy.

The Role

In this dynamic and varied NPD role you’ll be involved in the concept to launch process, developing great tasting products for a wide range of customers. Reporting to the Development Controller you’ll work closely with internal teams to identify new opportunities within your category that will meet your customer’s needs. Applying your NPD and Market knowledge you’ll evaluate the commercial viability of new products ensuring a profitable launch. Taking a lead role in customer presentations you’ll prepare samples, recipes and information booklets along with mouth-watering concepts that will have your customers coming back for more. In additional you’ll work closely with the commercial team seeking out new opportunities, conducting range reviews and benchmarking your ideas against competitors to make sure your streets ahead.

The Person

Suit a creative and tenacious NPD Manager who has experience of working within innovative and complex product categories. Ideally degree educated within a food discipline such as Food Science you’ll have knowledge and full understanding of the principles of product / process development and the manufacturing techniques associated with NPD. You’ll have a proven record of launching amazing new products into the market place, utilising first class project management skills along with your creativity and can-do attitude. You must also have stunning organisation, communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to influence at all levels and the confidence to lead cross-functional projects successfully.

If you have a passion for food and are looking for a senior role where you can think outside the box to make things happen in a successful food business then apply now or call for more information.


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.

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