Innovation Manager / NPD Manager

Location
South East England
Salary
Additional Benefits
Posted
26 Feb 2018
Closes
26 Mar 2018
Ref
JP/3535
Contact
John Pollard
Function
Development
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent


Innovation Manager / NPD Manager

Location: Sussex

Salary: £45k plus benefits package

Job Reference: JP/3535

Do you like to dream big and push boundaries? Do you have a flair for Innovation in New Product Development, in the Food industry? Do you want to work for a fast-growing brand?

What this Company offers:
  • Fast-growing brand in the supermarket aisles and No.1 in a specific category
  • Further growth plans for the business, both in the size of their operation and in New Product Development
  • An environment that encourages innovative dreamers who have a can-do attitude




So, what does the Role involve:
  • Drive innovation days, attend trade fairs and come up with recommendations in the form of new briefs.
  • Be responsible for all Innovation projects; work closely with Process Development team; develop relationships with retail customers regarding NPD initiatives, etc.
  • Compile reports from market sector information, market insight, trends, etc.
  • Manage and develop the Innovation / NPD team, providing strong leadership.


What You Get:

A competitive salary with a very good benefits package and an opportunity to progress. You'll also be working for a company that makes some great food products!.

What you, the Candidate, will be able to demonstrate:
  • Besides an obvious passion for Food, an HND or Degree in Food Science
  • Proven track record in a similar NPD management role - Innovation / NPD / Concept Development team
  • An understanding of retail-focused environment and high-quality standards
  • Knowledge of Consumer Insights
  • Excellent communicator, commercial awareness, strategic influencer


Next steps…

Get in touch! If you think this role is for you, send me your CV with JP/3535 as a subject or give me a call on 0161 832 7463 (work) / 07792 465338 (mobile), and I'll be more than happy to have a chat and give you more information!

Not for you? That's ok! Maybe you know someone who would be suitable for this position? Pass them the link. Alternatively, if you are seeking your next opportunity in NPD Management, drop me an email. Other vacancies are available!

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