New Product Development (NPD) Manager - Food

£40000 - £50000 per annum
07 Nov 2018
05 Dec 2018
Gilbert Gregory
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

New Product Development (NPD) Manager - Food

Up to £50,000


Job Reference: GG/4259

Would you like to work for one of the most respected names in food production? Are you an NPD Professional at the top of your game?

If so, please read on…

The role:

Based at a state-of-the-art manufacturing site you will be responsible for generating and managing NPD and innovation of an exciting product category within one of the biggest and best food producers in the world.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Presenting new ideas to customers with view to launch
  • Creating and compiling development comments, critical paths and bill of materials
  • Being aware of customers` development processes and strategy for future products
  • Keeping up-to-date with flavour trends and market information
  • Managing the NPD function from creative development through to launch for a range of clients
  • Working closely with customers, managing multiple projects in parallel
  • maintain excellent customer relationships and communication
  • Ensure that all concepts and developments satisfy price, quality, technical and operational parameters
  • Customer visits and some travel

Knowledge and Experience:

You will be a committed and positive individual. You will have significant experience within food. Ready meal experience would be ideal. You will be able to prioritise and manage workloads effectively to meet deadlines.


  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Accurate attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work to deadlines
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills including PowerPoint and Excel
  • Must be able to stay calm under pressure in a fast paced FMCG environment
  • Educated to degree level in food science or other relevant subjects.
  • Friendly, helpful & polite with a "can do" attitude

Next steps…

Get in touch! If you think this role is for you, send your CV with GG/4259 as a subject or give me a call on 0161 832 7463.

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