Head of NPD

DR Newitt
Southern /Northern Ireland
Top Salary offered for this position
08 Aug 2017
08 Sep 2017
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

The Role

  • This role will ensure that all renovation and innovation activity is measured against quality, customer expectation and profitability by optimising existing products and processes
  • You will oversee the development process from concept origination to roll-out meeting all deadlines both internally and externally
  • You will work with customers, helping them develop their briefs and new product ideas and delegate to your team for delivery
  • Create new and innovative products in line with agreed business plans and market developments
  • Coordinate brief key stakeholders and suppliers regarding any changes to specification, ingredients or manufacturing materials
  • Build and maintain strong and effective relationships with both internal and external customers

The Candidate

  • The successful candidate must have an NPD background
  • Degree qualified would be desirable
  • An eye for innovation, creativity with a real passion for food is essential
  • Experience of working in a development management role with proven knowledge and understanding of all stages in product development
  • Be a ‘foodie’ with commercial focus who is able to combine creativity with a complete understanding of full scale production practicalities
  • Good experience within chilled protein products (Chicken/Pork/Beef)
  • Have strong project management skills

What’s on Offer

•Top end Salary on offer with relocation

Please note that you will need to relocate close to site to be considered for this vacancy

If you are interested in this position then please forward a copy of your most up to date CV to matt@drnewitt.com or contact Matt on 0131 226 5060.

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