NPD Manager | South Yorkshire | National Bakery Group | Retail & Foodservice Customers
Paul Nyman Consultancy are recruiting an NPD Manager for a successful bakery group with sites in Yorkshire, North West and the South East. This role is based out of Yorkshire.
This division is one of five sites across the UK operating within various categories in the UK food industryl, all of which are heavily focused on baking. The group is well-known nationally for the quality of their products and traditional roots as a business. Through recent innovation and new product development initiatives, this business has strengthened its traditional product ranges, whilst additionally branching out into more innovative 'blue sky' offerings to increase their national presence. They now seek a New Product Development Manager to join their team to continue this growth and lead a team.
As NPD Manager you will be tasked with guiding the NPD team through idea generation and development of new and existing ranges. You will assist in the development and career advancement of technologists and chefs who sit within your team. Working closely with a varied customer base across foodservice and retail you will be responsible for true blue sky thinking and strategy development to ensure they stay at the forefront of shifting consumer trends.
Stepping into this NPD manager role requires you to have experience working with NPD led customers and the ability to demonstrate strong externally facing communication skills preferably in a similar role. Man management experience is not essential, however passion for food is key here with experience in a food manufacturing environment. The role will span retail and foodservice so exposure to at least of these channels will be important to your success.
You will have a strong desire to continue to expand your skillset and push your career forwards, whilst growing and progressing within a close-knit NPD team. This role presents you with the opportunity to increase your category awareness and utilise your creative and innovative flair.
Paul Nyman Consultancy specialise in NPD, Technical, Sales, Category and Marketing Recruitment across the UK.