Head of New Product Development – NPD Controller

West Yorkshire
Market Leading
24 Jul 2018
24 Aug 2018
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

My client is a market leading Food Group and supplier to all of the UK’s major retailers. We require a Head of NPD to lead and manage the Development function across the business product portfolio.

The Role:

The role of Head of NPD is a challenging and pivotal role within the business. The successful applicant will have responsibility for focusing on the following key areas:

  • You will manage the strategic direction of NPD through market analysis and innovation.
  • You will develop and strengthen relationships with a vast cross-section of customers and suppliers.
  • You will effectively lead and manage the NPD team and coordinate the training and development programme.
  • You will ensure that Best Practice is adhered to within the Development function.



About You:

  • You will possess strong leadership skills with the ability to manage and develop the NPD team.
  • You will have a detailed understanding of NPD processes gained within Retailer Branded / Own-Label manufacturing environments.
  • With excellent Business Development Skills, you will have a track record of identifying and exploiting new business opportunities with the UK’s major food retailers.
  • You will have the ability to deliver board level presentations.
  • You will possess excellent analytical and financial skills.
  • You will have good organisational skills and the ability to meet tight deadlines, essential in managing this exciting and fast-moving category.



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