New Product Development & Technical Manager

Recruiter
Blue Spark
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
£negotiable
Posted
28 Mar 2018
Closes
18 Apr 2018
Ref
F5600
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent

The Company

Do you like the thought of joining a vibrant and entrepreneurial brand where you can share and indulge your passion for ingenuity? Placing a key focus on innovation and quality they maintain an increasingly visible presence within their category. They are seeking a highly talented, engaging and tenacious NPD & Technical Manager to get stuck into this role and lead these functions.

The Role

In this fast-paced and exciting role you’ll be responsible for developing new product ranges from concept to launch in line with the NPD strategy whilst incorporating the brands values. Liaising closely with the Sales, Operations and Marketing teams you’ll play a key cross-functional role in the generation of concept briefs including aspects such as flavours, recipes, textures, raw materials and nutritional elements. You will also oversee the technical responsibilities across all products for example food regulations, food safety standards and calculating nutritional values.

Working with suppliers to source new ingredients you’ll ensure that all products are of the best levels of quality and certified organic without compromising on taste whilst guaranteeing they still match specifications. Additionally you’ll be benchmarking new product portfolios as well as undertaking market performance reviews to make sure that the standards of this bar-setting brand are maintained and improved where possible.

The Person

We are looking for an ambitious and forward-thinking NPD Manager who has gained strong, well-rounded development experience within a fast paced FMCG environment – beverages experience would be advantageous. Educated to degree level or equivalent you will have a thorough understanding of all NPD aspects including the technical requirements. You will understand how to interpret consumer insight data and trends to develop deliverable and commercially viable products.

You’ll need to be a phenomenal problem solver with great attention to detail, outstanding communication skills and a natural flair for influencing key stakeholders to ensure the success of your projects. 

If you are a true and genuine foodie who can add value to a world class business and be part of their forward thinking journey then we'd love to hear from you. Apply now or call Dhrutee on 0345 2600 737 to find out more.

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Also, please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.

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