New Product Development Manager

Recruiter
Blue Spark
Location
South East England
Salary
£negotiable
Posted
12 Oct 2018
Closes
12 Nov 2018
Ref
F5745
Function
Development
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent

The Company

Are you an ambitious NPD Manager ready to embark on a new challenge with this award winning food business? Our client is a well-established food business who work with a wide variety of customers. They are now seeking a proactive development professional to strengthen their team.

The Role

In this exciting and challenging role you’ll take the reins and lead major NPD projects in line with the business and innovations strategy. Reporting to the Head of Development you’ll combine your creativity and project management skills with your category expertise to keep abreast of the latest food and consumer trends, identifying opportunities to develop current product ranges and new business channels for short and long term category growth.

You will also use your strong commercial acumen to evaluate areas for potential business growth, reviewing the market to assess profitability whilst presenting your findings to your customer base. Working closely with internal teams you’ll help influence innovation across the business, leading your team to develop high quality products in line with production capabilities and commercial expectations.

The Person

We are looking for a talented and accomplished New Product Development Manager with extensive experience and a notable track record of success within a similar management role. You’ll have a strong knowledge of product development processes gained from leading projects from ideation stage through to launch in line with business and production requirements as well as customer expectations and costs.

Compelling and persuasive, you’ll be well practiced in delivering effective presentations to customers where you can apply your category prowess and consumer insights whilst demonstrating innovative ways of working. In addition you’ll need to have excellent communication, organisation and team management skills in order to drive business forward and make change happen.

If you are ambitious, motivated and ready for an innovations challenge where you can help this growing business reach new realms of success then we’d like to hear from you. Apply now or call us on 0345 2600 737 to find out more.

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Also, 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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