New Product Development Manager

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

The Company

We're working with an amazing brand who are passionate about giving their consumers a dazzling taste experience underpinned by exceptional ingredients and quality. They are continually growing their talented Product Development team and are now looking for an NPD Manager to build on their portfolio of captivating yet nutritious products.

The Role

As a pivotal member of the NPD team you’ll develop 1st to market products where you will be bringing pioneering concepts to life as well as ensuring the current portfolio has a competitive edge and keeps the brand’s market leading position.

Eager to get involved, you’ll be happy to get hands on as you create new product concepts and flavour profiles, carrying out internal and external taste panels whilst using consumer insights and feedback to deliver NPD projects which are great tasting, commercially viable and meet the brand’s values. You’ll be involved with short and long term NPD project initiatives, presenting ideas to key stakeholders and the senior team.

You’ll have responsibility for ensuring all recipes are of exceptional quality at the right cost, with accountability for recommending product and ingredient improvements. Managing the NPD process from concept to product launch, you will work to create products that truly shine in their respective categories whilst driving continuous improvements and cost saving initiatives to ensure profit margins are achieved without compromising on quality and taste.    

The Person

We’re looking for a bright, tenacious and charismatic Senior Developer / Product Manager who has gained NPD experience within a branded food business, retailer or food manufacturing company. You’ll need to be educated to degree level and will understand how to interpret consumer insight data and trends to develop deliverable and commercially viable products. You’ll need to be a phenomenal problem solver with great attention to detail, outstanding communication skills and a natural flair for influencing key stakeholders to ensure the success of your projects. It will be a huge advantage if you have experience of bringing an innovation pipeline to life and ideally have some team management skills.

If you are a true and genuine foodie who can add value to a world class business and be part of their forward thinking journey then we'd love to speak to you and make your career dream a reality. Call us now on 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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