NPD Manager

North Yorkshire
Circa £45,000, dependent upon experience
31 Aug 2017
30 Sep 2017
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Based in North Yorkshire, our client are a leading chilled food manufacturer supplying into the retail and food service sectors. A new position has now become available for a New Product Development Manager to join their expanding, growing and successful business.


  • Build key relationships with retailers and exceed customer expectations to ensure excellent customer service
  • Management of the NPD team ensuring concept to bench approval development and being the product champion for trial and launch sign off        
  • Facilitating customer panels including benchmarking and product cook ups 
  • Use knowledge of product trends and new technology to ensure best in class is delivered in each brief
  • Management of the departmental budget within agreed parameters
  • Panel pilot plant and factory trials for sign off to match bench to ensure product quality and consistency are maintained
  • Manage the keeping of accurate records ensuring they are accessible for viewing by relevant personnel for all concept development stages
  • Facilitate a culture of accountability and ownership amongst your team whereby employees take pride in the Company and its products
  • Understand and raise any product development issues at each stage of concept development to ensure they are brought to the attention of the correct department and that they are resolved in a timely manner
  • Work cross functionally in an effective manner with process development and the site to ensure successful launches
  • Ensure full communication of activities with Senior Management team, working cross functionally to ensure efficiency 
  • Manage all aspects of employee relations within the team, seeking support where necessary
  • Challenge underperformance in a timely and constructive way seeking mutual business solutions

Manage training requirements for all roles in the NPD team and oversee delivery

Interested? Then click the apply button today, or contact Rob Salter for further information on 01233 223 712  / 

All Applicants must have the right to work in the UK or hold the appropriate work permit.

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