Senior NPD Manager

Recruiter
Location
London
Salary
Circa £50,000
Posted
22 Sep 2017
Closes
22 Oct 2017
Ref
KLH5
Function
Development
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent

Our Client is a successful premium chilled food manufacturer supplying into major retailers throughout the UK and they are looking for a creative, passionate Senior NPD Manager to join their successful growing team.

This role is perfect for a current NPD manager looking to broaden their skill set within the NPD process and who wants take on a new challenge and a step up in terms of responsibility.

What’s on offer –

  • Salary – circa £50,000 Depending on experience
  • Monday to Friday
  • Normal office hours (Offers flexible working hours)

The Role –

  • To lead & challenge the chef team to deliver first class food development and win more and more incremental business with the client’s customers
  • Manage the chefs through the fluctuations in workload throughout the year.
  • Ensure customers see the business the preferred supplier to work with for delivering real innovation, consistent high quality and for launching products right first time.
  • To manage all new briefs to the critical path timelines, ensuring customers meet their dead-lines.
  • Cost all new products to the margin aspirations
  • Source all new raw materials to the right quality parameters
  • Take all new food from concept to post launch review ensuring launch right first time.
  • Champion quality for the NPD team

The candidate –

  • Minimum of 5 Years’ experience in NPD
  • Management of large teams
  • Strong leader
  • Positive ‘Can Do’ attitude
  • Deep consumer, market, product and process understanding
  • Passion for food and great knowledge of food to be able to challenge experienced chefs
  • Very Creative, Innovative and a real foodie
  • Strong project management
  • Very customer focussed
  • Strong commercial orientation

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.