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This is an excellent chance for an NPD professional to work with an innovative food business who manufactures amazing products across a number of categories.
Reporting to the Development Manager, you’ll play a key role in the coordination and delivery of product development where you’ll work closely with internal teams and external customers to ensure that costs, timescales, efficiency and quality guidelines are met. With your finger on the pulse of the dynamic food market, you’ll help to develop products that are in line with up and coming culinary trends whilst remaining consumer friendly and commercially viable. You’ll conduct market reviews where you’ll analyse and review industry movements to support your innovative product ideas, presenting them to key customers whilst evaluating and applying feedback to develop concepts that will deliver profitable results.
You’ll also liaise with suppliers on a regular basis, forming and maintaining strong relationships to ensure that only the best ingredients and raw materials are used in your products. In addition you’ll be actively involved with recipe development and production trials to ensure that products are in line with the critical path, customer specifications and factory capabilities.
Suit an ambitious and driven food graduate who has previous experience of working in a similar food development role where you have successfully launched new products into the market place within the chilled or frozen sector. Your communication and presentation skills will be of a high standard and you'll also be able to demonstrate excellent project management skills. An understanding of the critical path process is essential along with experience of working with the UK retailers. You’ll have good computer literacy skills and the ability to work individually or as part of a team in this key NPD role. If you have the skills and experience to take on this NPD challenge then apply now or call 0845 2600 737 for more information.