New Product Development Controller
This forward thinking and esteemed producer of delicious chilled products is a key member of one of the UK’s largest food groups supplying the major UK retailers with branded and own label products. A giant in the food manufacturing industry, they are continually expanding and are now seeking an experienced NPD expert to help increase their food offering and retain their prominent position in the market place.
This is an influential role in which you will be implementing the NPD strategy, leading your team to develop new products whilst revitalising existing ranges that meet commercial and technical requirements as well as customer briefs. You’ll provide and manage resources for unique concept generation, optimising food standards within the category whilst demonstrating creative flair and continually developing manufacturing processes. In this dual-sited role you will be responsible for a number of food categories, driving continuous improvement and cost saving initiatives through researching industry movements.
Managing a team, you will support, motivate and inspire them to deliver culinary excellence with pride and passion as well as working closely with your customers building influential relationships. In addition you’ll use your extensive food industry knowledge and commercial acumen to undertake range rationalisation whilst keeping up with global market trends, working with Commercial teams to keep this innovative company at the top of their game.
We are looking for a highly accomplished and commercially focussed NPD Manager or Controller educated to degree level with extensive experience and knowledge of the development processes gained from a fast paced chilled food manufacturing environment. To be successful in this role you’ll need to have experience of working with the UK major retailers and a proven track record of delivering substantial NPD strategies. Amazing leadership and people management skills are essential alongside proven ability to coach and mentor teams. Solid project management, organisational and influencing skills are required as you will be working cross-functionally to achieve ambitious company goals within a very competitive market.
If you are ready to make your mark with this progressive and ambitious food business then apply today or call 0345 2600 737 to find out more.
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.