New Product Development Manager

Blue Spark
London (Central), London (Greater)
23 Apr 2018
23 May 2018
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

The Company

Are you dedicated to improving products and process performance? We have a fantastic opportunity to work for a large food company supplying great tasting products to the major UK retailers. This nationally recognised food business are looking for a New Product Development Manager to oversee their dedicated team and take ownership of successful product launches.

The Role

In this dynamic and rewarding role you’ll play an instrumental part in developing new and existing product ranges to keep up with customer and consumer expectations in this ever changing market. You support and be part of a small NPD team, taking the lead in developing and driving innovative product concepts across a number of chilled food categories in line with the company’s ambitious NPD and Commercial strategies. You’ll oversee the NPD process from concept stage to product approval and launch, creating commercially viable products that encompass the latest food trends whilst ensuring customer budgets and timescales are met. You’ll also be using your extensive food knowledge to coordinate, manage and deliver persuasive presentations for new projects as well as working with internal teams and a key customer to really drive innovation forward. Additional responsibilities will include the management and development of your team, providing motivation and training opportunities to ensure they deliver the best results and achieve their full potential.

The Candidate

Suit a creative and confident Senior Development Technologist or Manager who has experience of working within innovative and complex product categories. You'll have a proven track record of driving the development of new products where you have delivered persuasive presentations and established great relationships with customers. You must also excel in a customer focused role, have superb interpersonal and communication skills coupled with a resourceful and flexible approach to the NPD process in order to lead your team to deliver successful innovation projects.

If you have a passion for food and are looking for the chance to make an impact with this thriving food business then apply now or call 0345 2600 737 to find out more.


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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