NPD Controller | North West | Team Management | Fast paced food category
Paul Nyman Consultancy are recruiting an NPD Controller for an own-label short shelf life indulgent on trend food category based in the North West.
An SME in size but a major player in presence, this well established and well respected business built upon the conglomeration of successful existing businesses, now seek an NPD Controller to lead a team of exceptionally creative and gifted product developers and technologists. This particular division specialises in high volume but high quality short shelf-life products and supply to all major UK retailers, making it one of the leaders in its category. Based on sound category led NPD and the ability to provide premium products with a clear point of difference, our client operates and boasts a strong manufacturing site and now seeks a NPD Controller to continue to push their growth.
As a NPD, you will be leading the NPD agenda internally and externally across major retailer accounts, across the whole concept to launch process. You will manage the full team of 5 which is made up of technologists, NPD Manager and chefs.
To succeed in this role you will need to have strong project management skills and experience of not just managing but leading a team of people at various levels within their career. It is also essential that you have customer facing experience with at least 3 or more of the top 6 UK retailers as relationship management is key to this role, as is growing the category and the business through this. Your understanding of the category will be constantly honed through interaction with the sales and marketing team and you will work hard to build strong internal relationships with them.
As a business in growth, joining them will enable you to develop within a fully supportive environment and the opportunity to learn new things and gain exposure to a wide range of company functions to ensure a longer term progression platform to a broader group role when you are ready.
Paul Nyman Consultancy specialise in NPD, Techncial, Process, Quality, Sales, Marketing and Category Management recruitment across the food industry in the UK.