NPD Manager | East of England | Chilled | Multi-sited business

East of England
Up to c£50,000 + Bonus
07 Sep 2017
07 Oct 2017
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Paul Nyman Consultancy are recruiting an NPD Manager for a successful food group in the East of England. 

The Business

As part of a larger food group, the business have various divisions throughout the UK specialising in many product categories across chilled and ambient ranges. This opportunity is within the chilled category at their site based in the East of England. Due to the exposure of this business, it has allowed them to be leaders of their category and specialise across new innovation, ensuring their development and range of products is on trend and highly competitive throughout the marketplace. They have experienced vast growth throughout their category and are now looking for an NPD Manager to join and manage a strong developing team. 

The Role

The NPD Manager chosen to join their team will have a real passion for food and innovative can-do mind-set to develop and further their product range and understand the customer: 

Key Responsibilities will include;

-          Taking the lead on cross functional projects to drive NPD and EPD derived both from the retailer and the concept team  

-          Work with technical and commercial teams to ensure viability through costings

-          Manage and lead the NPD team and support them where necessary for preparation of customer presentations 

-          To be the development champion for the business, driving excellent levels of conformance to all processes and delivering fit for purpose Innovation and NPD, fully aligned to the commercial strategy and business vision 

The Individual

You will have previous NPD Management experience of a team. Having worked with various production teams, being passionate with strong communication skills and have an ability to motivate teams will also stand you well within this position. You must have proven supplier management and be commercially astute having sat in font of major UK retail customers. 

The Opportunity

Moving forwards, you will be exposed to strong innovation and have the option to develop your skillset to push your career forward within this well established and forward thinking business. 

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

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