NPD Manager

North East England
Additional benefits
08 Aug 2017
05 Sep 2017
Rory Brandt
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Manage the day to day NPD function, supporting and mentoring NPD team, and encourage a culture of development whilst ensuring excellent customer service to customers.

Client Details

My client is a leading food manufacturer, going through a period of growth and investment, supplying for a range of major retailers.


Key responsibilities will include:
  • Build key relationships with retailers and exceed customer expectations
  • Use knowledge of market trends and new technology to ensure best in class is delivered in each brief
  • Manage department budget
  • Work across different functions in an effective manner with process development to ensure successful launches
  • Understand and raise any product development issues
  • Ensure product quality and consistency are maintained
  • Be product champion for trial and launch sign-off


The ideal candidate will come from a fast-paced background, preferably food, and will demonstrate a clear passion for food and NPD as well as the following attributes:
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to forge strong working relations
  • Experience of coaching and mentoring a team
  • Up to date knowledge of labelling standards and food-related legislation
  • Focus, drive and initiative

Job Offer

A competitive salary with additional benefits is on offer for the right candidate, as well as opportunities to develop and progress within the business.

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