NPD Team Manager | North West | Multi-Sited food group | Major Retail

North West
£Highly Competitive to attract the best
03 Aug 2017
03 Sep 2017
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Paul Nyman Consultancy are working with a leading multi-sited food manufacturer to recruit an exceptional manager of people to head up a 10 strong NPD team based in the North West. 

The Business

As a leading supplier to major retail, foodservice and discounters this successful food group is a major player in their various chilled categories, ranging from protein based convenience food to food to go and side of plate meal accompaniments. They are well-known for their innovative product ranges and are constantly investing into in-depth research and development to improve sustainability, traceability and quality. To maintain healthy relationships with the major retailers and develop their innovation pipeline they are looking to recruit a Head of NPD with a strong focus on managing a team. 

The Role 

As the Head of NPD you will oversee a team of NPD Managers, technologists and Chefs and be ultimately responsible for the product pipeline from concept to launch, driving growth within each of the product categories through constant innovation and idea generation. 

You will come with significant man management experience and be adept at not just management but true leadership. You will take a team of highly capable, driven individuals and take them on a journey to progress and develop their respective careers.  

The Individual

Key to the role is the ability to drive the growth of the NPD department and motivate your team and site to achieve year-on-year success. With a focus on strategy and leadership you will deal with all aspects of product development. Innovation is key in this business; Your desire to stay ahead of the competition is of major importance and this will in part come from a well-managed and focused NPD team. 

The Opportunity

This role will give you the scope to really stretch your leadership potential in a senior role managing a group of successful people which will lead to longer term progression within the group.

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

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