New Product Development Manager

Blue Spark
London (Central), London (Greater)
02 Oct 2018
02 Nov 2018
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

The Company

Driven by the ever-changing needs of their customers, our client is a long established and progressive leader in their sector delivering thousands of products in line with their core values of innovation and integrity. Retaining one of the strongest positions in the market place they are well known for their exceedingly high quality products and are now seeking an inspirational New Product Development Manager who can drive quality and innovation.

The Role

This is a diverse and rewarding with responsibility for driving the innovation strategy across a large product category within the business. You’ll work strategically with suppliers and cross-functional teams to continually raise the bar on product innovation, quality and integrity. You’ll develop and deliver your strategy for innovation with a clear category and product vision, presenting ideas to internal teams at all business levels and articulating category initiatives that will support long term brand direction.

You will play an active role in building and developing effective relationships with manufacturing partners to set benchmarks for the best products in the market. Working with the packaging team to deliver innovative packaging solutions you’ll be responsible for setting high standards for quality and innovation throughout the manufacturing process.

The Person

We are looking for a creative New Product Development Manager who has experience in either the chilled or frozen product sectors. In this high profile role you will need to be able to think on your feet, use your in-depth food knowledge and apply your NPD project management and expertise to make influential decisions. Your commercial acumen and market focus will be second to none, and you will have a proven track record of successful brand and creativity management. You’ll be brimming with initiative and be able to develop and implement category strategy with ease. Having a natural flair for leadership would be a great advantage as you’ll be inspiring and motivating others around you to deliver projects with energy and enthusiasm whilst ensuring costs parameters and technical requirements are met.

If you have the skills and experience to inspire true innovation then we’d like to hear from you, so please apply now 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.

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