Product Development Manager, Nottinghamshire
Growing and expanding food manufacturer in Nottinghamshire seeks experienced NPD Manager / Product Development Manager for new team...
Want to be part of Innovative International Product Development in the food industry? A leading and growing category area and market in the UK and Europe, tasty, healthy and diverse. This is an opportunity for an experienced Product Development Manager to head up a new team, comprising one Product Development Technologist initially and grow the category into new and existing retailer accounts. The business has seen change, growth and investment over the last couple of months and with an established range they are looking to deliver on new concepts and existing product ranges for 2018 and beyond. You will be customer facing and drive development and implementation of the innovation strategy. The site has capacity and plans for expansion so lots of opportunities to capitalise on NPD initiatives.
In this role you will be responsible for co-ordinating the development of new concepts, products and Continuous Improvements on current ranges. You will be commercially minded and will report direct to the commercial team.
Responsibilities may include:
- Management of one Product Development Technologist - including coaching, training and project management
- Concept to launch product management
- Project management
- Work closely with production teams to ensure critical path is followed and products delivered on time and to specification
- Long-term and short-term planning of NPD pipeline
- Development and sourcing of new concepts, ingredients, recipes and packaging
- Product costing and margin management
The successful candidate will have a proven track record of NPD Management within the food industry and will have demonstrable experience of building customer relationships and leading a team.
Interviews will commence first week in January with telephone interviews this side of Christmas - apply now!
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