Innovation Controller (c/o Atkinson Page)

Suffolk Area
High Salary and Executive Package
08 Feb 2013
08 Mar 2013
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Innovation Controller
High Salary and Executive Package
Suffolk Area
Ref: 7312A

This is a leading and growing business where demand has increased in all areas. Currently enjoying a growing £multi-million turnover – they are one of the leading producers within their category. They have a genuine passion for innovation, matched by the highest quality standards.  With the continuous development of new ideas at the heart of their agenda, they consistently offer their customers choice, variety and a delicious range. 

As one of the country’s most innovative chilled food manufacturers, they enjoy an excellent relationship with the UK’s premium retailers where they work closely with their category team to ensure new and exciting products continue to tempt us.  To ensure the smooth delivery of its future growth plans for they are now looking to expand the NPD department with the appointment of an experienced Innovation Controller to help spearhead the team. 

You will need to have experience of developing own label chilled products, ideally at the premium end of the market, and enjoy the challenge of combining food innovation with commercial viability.  With an obvious passion for food, you will thrive on pushing boundaries in terms of products and processes and have a track record of successful range extensions.

The brief here is about keeping ahead of the competition whilst delivering budgeted margins – so you will need to demonstrate the principles of category management and consumer awareness in order to achieve that competitive edge.  As you will be working very closely with retailer developers, your influencing and interpersonal skills will need to be strong.  Man management experience is also preferred, as you will be responsible for motivating and developing a team of NPD professionals.

Passion, drive, commercial acumen and market awareness are also key attributes in this role.

Please apply, preferably by email, with CV and salary details quoting ref 7312A to Atkinson Page Ltd, Baildon Mills, Baildon, BD17 6JX Telephone (01274) 592372 Fax (01274) 598564