NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Location
Midlands with some UK/EU travel
Salary
Up to c. £55k + high bonus, car allowance & benefits
Posted
22 Sep 2017
Closes
22 Oct 2017
Ref
CB/1914
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent

NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Up to c. £55k + high bonus, car allowance & benefits
Location:  Midlands with some UK/EU travel

A fantastic and rare opportunity to join a highly successful global food business and be involved at the very outset of an exciting new venture as the company embarks on a massive new investment strategy to develop and grow its presence both in the UK and Europe. This role could be truly transformational for your career! 

Our client is a €multi-billion and highly respected global food company operating in over 70 countries around the world with a powerful reputation for innovation, quality and integrity. The company manufactures an extensive portfolio of well known and iconic brands, including many that are market leaders in their category. With a clear vision and strategy for growth the business has now set its sights on significantly expanding its UK & EU operations over the next few years and intends to invest heavily in these markets including significant expenditure in brand marketing and importantly its people. 

As a result the company is now seeking to appoint a dynamic New Product Development Manager to generate and manage NPD and innovation that delivers against the agreed annual targets and medium term strategy - both brand and own Label.

Reporting to the Head of Commercial, this role is high profile and will have full responsibility for managing the new product development and innovation agenda within the business. This will involve creating a stream of insight led innovation within new categories with new and existing brands facilitated by new manufacturing partnerships. Your remit will require you to introduce and implement best in class NPD processes and procedures. In addition, you will be the link between manufacturing partners, the customer and the national accounts team, working proactively across all the stakeholders to ensure achievement of joint sales and profit objectives. 

The role will be based at the company’s Midlands offices with regular trade and customer visits plus some EU travel.

For this position we are looking for someone of graduate calibre with extensive food NPD experience, likely to be a Senior Food Technologist or a New Product Development Manager. You will possess a good understanding of the UK branded grocery trade and some international manufacturing experience would be beneficial. 

If you feel you have the desire and commitment to succeed in this exciting new challenge and have the relevant skills and experience then please apply below. Alternatively, please send your CV together with details of your current salary package to Maria Murphy by emailing mariam@smithcarey.co.uk quoting reference number CB/1914.

Closing Date for applications: 22 October 2017