NPD Manager - Kent

£35000 - £45000 per annum + car+private health+ bonus
28 Oct 2012
25 Nov 2012
Eve Alexander
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
One of UK's fastest growing FMCG food companies, who specialise in 8 categories across chilled/frozen foods, drinks and fresh cut fruit. Due to their recent growth they are actively seeking an innovative NPD Manager, a real 'foodie' who thinks 'out of the box' who produces new and exciting products. If this, sounds like you read on as this may be the opportunity you have been waiting for!

As the NPD Manager your food project management skills are exemplary, reporting to the Product Controller, you will have day-to-day responsibility to managing designated projects within the NPD department. You are comfortable leading from the front, as you can demonstrate to your team and colleagues a thorough knowledge and experience of the food innovation process (particularly phases1to 3) from accepting the client's brief (retail and foodservice) to the post launch review.

You're a successful NPD Manager with a minimum of 5 years experience within NPD/Innovation, your proven track record of sole responsibility of writing customer recipe specifications (online and off line), speaks volumes, previous experience of liaising and communicating with a variety of internal and external key stakeholders e.g. NPD Managers, Product Controllers, Manufacturing Managers, has given you a good understanding of plant operations, their operational limitations and how these limitations may affect the development process of 'live' projects, all this whilst keeping an watchful eye on your budget.


Degree 2:1 Food related subject
5 + years experience NPD process (phases 1 to 3)
Branded label products experience
Top 4 grocer and foodservice experience
Writing customer recipes specifications (on line and offline)
People management experience
Willingness to travel other manufacturing sites

Finally, if you thrive in a fast paced, open, dynamic and innovative environment, please call to hold a highly confidential career discussion in the first instance with Eve Alexander on 0845 862 6276 or 07790 996436 now. Alternatively forward a current CV to If you can convince Eve you can fulfil the demands of this highly desirable and rewarding role, she'd be keen to discuss the potential of arranging a formal interview for you.

GPRS Recruitment whose registered address is The Bankhouse Stafford ST16 2JU UK confirm that our client has instructed us that the position advertised herein is of a permanent nature. Due to high volumes of applications, in some instances we are unable to respond with individual feedback. Accordingly if we have not contacted you within five working days your application has been unsuccessful.