NPD Manager

Location
North East England
Salary
Additional benefits
Posted
08 Aug 2017
Closes
05 Sep 2017
Ref
13812183/001
Contact
Rory Brandt
Function
Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent


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.

Description

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


Profile

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.