Innovation Manager

DR Newitt
Competitive salary
22 Sep 2017
22 Oct 2017
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

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 – competitive
  • 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 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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