New Product Development Manager

Recruiter
Blue Spark
Location
South East England
Salary
£negotiable
Posted
11 Oct 2018
Closes
11 Nov 2018
Ref
F5730
Function
Development
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent

The Company

This is an exciting chance to work for an outstanding premium food company supplying a wide range of branded and own label products across a number of diverse categories. They are currently seeking a confident and commercially astute New Product Development Manager to help drive the NPD process from concept to launch in line with their innovation strategy.

The Role

In this varied role you’ll be developing new and existing products within a fast moving sector, responding to customer briefs and using your creative flair to drive exciting concepts that reflect up and coming food trends. Your role will encompass all stages of innovation from idea generation and development to consumer testing, factory trials and full scale launch to market, ensuring category innovation goals are achieved according the company’s commercial vision.

You’ll be refreshing existing ranges where you’ll develop and adapt recipes to improve taste, texture, quality and cost whilst managing suppliers to ensure budget objectives are met in line with business strategy. You’ll also work with key customers on a daily basis, keeping them updated on the critical path and product progress, ensuring expectations are met all the way to guarantee the continued success of this forward thinking food business.

The Person

We are looking for an ambitious food science graduate who has gained valuable NPD concept to launch experience within a dynamic food manufacturing environment. With a proven track record of developing concepts you’ll be able to demonstrate your excellent project management skills in order to launch successful products into the market place. You’ll also need to have great communication skills as you’ll be liaising with internal teams as well as suppliers and a key customer base.

So if you are looking for your next challenge where you can enhance your NPD skills within a supportive food company then apply now or contact us on 0345 2600 737.

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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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