NPD/Packaging Manager (Interim) | Fresh Produce & Fruit
We are working with a leading fresh produce business based across the UK who are known internationally for marketing and distributing excellent quality produce from a multitude of continents. They have a great working culture that see's very few vacancies year-on-year, however they are now looking to compliment their team with either an experienced interim or full time Packaging Manager. This is a great opportunity for someone to take a real step up in their career or add a very well thought of and highly regarded business to their interim portfolio.
This is a really interesting and varied role that will see you given the freedom to entertain new ideas in the packaging sector and how they would be implemented and put into practise on a business wide scale. You will be not only confident in running the current packaging side of the business and the buying aspects but also in suggesting new ideas, proposal's and thinking innovatively around problems or constraints as the business develops and current economical or environmental pressures change.
This strategy planning will be across the business and see you managing the NPD of the entire packaging process, leading regular innovation meetings on how to identify packaging solutions and brain storming with the team. There are longer term plans in place within the business with regards to environmentally friendly packaging. So a goal will be there for you to work towards in both large and small scale planning.
The Successful Candidate:
To be successful in this role you will have:
A great level of experience in packaging buying and NPD within the fresh produce sector.
The ability to think strategically as a manager and also lead discussions and problem solve with others in your team to hit targets and company goals. Also to be able to deliver reports and updates on progress.
A great level of computer literacy spanning Microsoft Office, Prophet and Nielsen or Kantar (Desirable).
There is a great basic salary and package including car, bonus and health care on offer for this role and we are keen to hear from anyone with a packaging or NPD packaging background who is looking to take that next step in their career into management.
If you are interested and would like to find out more please get in touch with Michael Kendall on 01780 480530 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a confidential chat.