Innovations Manager

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Location
Buckinghamshire
Salary
Circa £50,000 DOE
Posted
11 Sep 2017
Closes
11 Oct 2017
Ref
KLH4
Function
Development
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent

Our Client is a successful food manufacturer supplying high quality Bakery products into Food service businesses throughout the UK and they are looking for a creative, passionate NPD/Innovations Manager to join their successful growing team.

What’s on offer –

  • Salary – circa £50,000 Depending on experience
  • Monday to Friday
  • Normal office hours

The Role - Tasks and responsibilities –

  • Responsible for the full management and development of products out of multiple production sites in the UK across all trade channels
  • Responsible for the development process from concept through to launch including ingredients/packaging requirements, customers’ presentations, pre-production trials and post-launch analysis
  • Liaise and communicate with all departments to ensure NPD briefs meet all commercial requirements including Operations, Purchasing, Technical, Sales etc.
  • Responsible for the management and development of the NPD team
  • Regular presentations to customers and other teams of potential new concept ideas that comply with the UK business strategy and consumer market trends
  • Working closely with the Marketing Director with monthly tracking of the NPD budget to ensure that the budget expectations are being met
  • Developing comprehensive innovation strategy that translates into NPD opportunities including NPD,EPD and blue sky developments

The candidate –

  • Minimum of 5 Years’ experience within Bakery
  • Strong experience in delivering products from concept to launch
  • Strong leader and good man management skills
  • Deep consumer, market, product and process understanding
  • Very Creative, Innovative and a real foodie
  • Experience in customer facing meetings
  • Passionate for Bakery and innovation

If you would like to apply for this opportunity then a please send me your most recent up to date CV to kieran@drnewitt.com or if you would like to discuss the location and the role in more detail then please call Kieran Hyde on 0161 833 0181, Mon - Thurs 8.45am till 6pm and Fri 8.45pm till 5.30pm.

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