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My Client is a leading chilled food manufacturer based in London looking for a Senior NPD Manager to join their business. You will be required to take full responsibility for all new food from concept brief to handover to the process development team managing a team of chefs whilst acting as a strong no 2 to the Head of NPD & Innovation.
You will be required to lead & challenge the chef team to deliver first class food development and win more and more incremental business with our customers. Managing the chef work through the fluctuations in workload throughout the year and ensuring customers see the company as the preferred supplier to work with for delivering real innovation, consistent high quality and for launching products right first time.
You will be required to manage all new briefs to the critical path timelines, ensuring customers meet their dead-lines, Cost all new products to the margin aspirations, Source all new raw materials to the right quality parameters, Handover all new food concepts to the process team & support the launch process whilst championing quality for the NPD team.
You must have 7 Years plus experience in NPD, Management of large teams, be a strong leader, have a Positive ‘Can Do’ attitude with deep consumer, market, product and process understanding. You will have a passion for food and great knowledge of food to be able to challenge experienced chefs, be creative and Innovative, strong project manager with excellent customer focus. Ideally you will have a strong commercial understanding.