NPD Manager

b3 jobs
South East / Home Counties
£35,000 - £55,000 + excellent benefits
14 Sep 2017
25 Sep 2017
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

NPD Manager

Job ref: 61323 | £35,000 - £55,000 + excellent benefits| South East / Home Counties

The company

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well-known UK food business which employs over 40,000 people throughout the UK. The company are passionate about their workforce and are heavily focused on employee engagement, training and development. There is excellent room for quick progression and even the opportunity to travel with the company and work in foreign markets!

The job

The business is venturing on an exploratory mission to increase their network of experienced NPD professionals at the next stage of their career with a view to nurturing and developing top talent into key innovation positions within the business.

As NPD Manager, you will bring the company’s 18 month innovation pipeline to life through creating and launching craveable new on-trend flavours for limited time offers that bring excitement for the Instagram generation. To deliver this, you will work closely with marketing partners, suppliers, technical and supply chain teams.

Your creativity, passion and culinary expertise will be essential in the team and you will be instrumental in driving a food culture within the business as well as inspiring global markets.

This position has management responsibility for an NPD Technologist where you will coach them to deliver flawless execution of all new products.

Your experience

You will be a highly ambitious and career driven individual; this role offers fantastic scope for progression with a view for the post holder to rapidly move into senior roles within the business.

You will be educated to a degree level in a food science/technology discipline and possess strong NPD management experience (5 years+) within the retail, restaurant or food manufacturing sector. To succeed, you will be hugely passionate about food, possess strong communication skills plus have a creative, flexible and innovative approach. Being internationally mobile is also a big plus!

More details

The NPD Manager job is based in the South East / Home Counties region and is paying £35,000 - £55,000 according to individual skills and previous experience. The business offers excellent optional benefits including dental cover, company pension, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme, discounted gym membership, medical insurance and many more!

How to apply

If this really sounds like you and you want be considered for the NPD Manager job, please click the Apply button.

Or, alternatively you can apply directly for this job, by emailing me, Giverny Medhurst, quoting job reference 61323.

What happens next?

After applying for this job, I will call you for a confidential chat to discuss the full job details and your requirements within 24 hours on the assumption your credentials fit the requirements for the role.

b3 jobs is a professional, friendly and progressive food recruitment consultancy established in 2000 dedicated to the food manufacturing industry. We are a market leader for permanent jobs within food and drink manufacturing throughout the UK.  All of our consultants have considerable experience in recruitment so you can be confident that they will have your best interests at heart when finding the perfect job for you.

We deal with food jobs covering product development / NPD, quality assurance / QA, technical, process, production, operations, planning, supply, sales, account management, engineering, microbiology, food technology, specifications, marketing, logistics, purchasing, hygiene and auditing.  We cover all job levels including Managers, Technologists, Technicians, Managers, Team Leaders, Managers and Directors.

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