NPD Manager

£35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
09 Mar 2018
23 Mar 2018
Kandhu Recruitment
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

NPD Manager is needed for this leading family bakery business to support and continue the expansion of the bakery through the creation of new and innovative products for all sectors of the food industry from Food Service clients to the Multiple Retailers.

The Company is a family owned and run medium sized specialist bakery supplying major retailers with products that delight the taste buds. They believe their products are second to none and sales volumes and repeat business seem to bear that out! Success comes from experience, dedication, the "extra mile" and a talented team!

·Expanding business with stable management team
·Develop Products for the Multiple Retailers as well as Food Service Clients
·First class Bakery Products with great opportunities to Innovate
·Report directly to the Key Decision Maker
Due to growth and expansion of The Bakery, a NPD Manager position has been created.

The key responsibilities for this role are:
·To manage the NPD department with a focus on new and existing product development from concept to launch
·Create new products, providing comprehensive details of recipes and cost breakdowns to ensure high standard products that meeting company and customer expectations.
·Manage the team by encouraging new ideas, staff development and providing clear direction to achieve KPIs.
·Work in very close partnership with the technical and commercial teams.

It is essential that applicants must have at least the following qualifications and experience:
·A relevant degree or equivalent qualification with a strong proven food development track record.
·Experience of managing and developing staff.
·In depth knowledge of microbiological and chemical hazards and controls relating to bakery processes.
·Experience in writing and scaling recipes.
·Competent and confident presentation skills, comfortable with dealing direct with Senior Management to Directors and external
suppliers and customers.

If you are interested in this great opportunity and looking for a career in a fast paced role then apply today or get in touch with Gary Bryant on email

"Kandhu Recruitment will consider all applications based on each candidate's suitability to the role or similar roles within the Food Sector and if we feel you are a relevant candidate we will process your application by adding you to our secure recruitment database and then contacting you to progress job opportunities further. We do not contact unsuitable applicants."

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