Product Manager | Lincolnshire | Chilled Pastry

01 Aug 2017
21 Aug 2017
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Paul Nyman Consultancy are looking for an Product Manager to manage a team of 2 for a chilled business based in Lincolnshire.  

The Business

A chilled food group with multiple sites across the UK which has experienced significant growth in the last 5 years through both organic and acquisitive growth. Operating in a fast-paced growing category they hold a significant presence across most major UK retailers and manufacture both own label and branded products which are synonymous with this part of the market.  

The Role

This role will report in to the NPD Manager and be responsible for innovating new products and processes to maintain and extend current ranges ensuring delivery of the project concepts to the customer. Responsibilities will require you to: 

  • Manage and motivate direct reports to achieve personal development and continual improvement
  • Manage development of new products to deliver the BU budgeted margin for specific product ranges
  • Deliver development for your area of responsibility ahead of our competitors through understanding the wants and needs of both internal and external customers.
  • Present facts and ideas clearly, accurately and persuasively to achieve department / business objectives across all functions and with external customers.
  • Use the principles of category management to gain a true understanding of the wants and needs of the consumer
  • Manage critical paths for specific product ranges, plans, organises and controls resources to deliver new product development concepts to an agreed quality and timescale.
  • Monitor and benchmark product quality of existing and new products and communicate across functions to resolve issues and agree action plans

The Individual

You will be an existing product developer or Senior Development technologist role ideally with exposure to a fast paced chilled category. You will have a creative flair combined with the organisation skills to deliver processes on time and the gravitas to take people on the journey with you both internally and externally.  

Paul Nyman specialise in NPD, Technical, Process, Quality, Sales, Marketing and Category Management recruitment across the food industry.  

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