Interim NPD Manager
Interim NPD Manager
Contract Duration: 6 months+
We are looking for a talented and innovative Interim NPD Manager to develop and introduce fresh new ideas and bring them to market from the initial concept through to product launch.
You will ensure all products developed meet safety and legality standards, oversee critical path management, manage product development trials, prepare and carry out product concept presentations and ensure the customer is updated in a timely manner.
- Develop and implement a mix of research, consultancy and training projects across the broad spectrum of product innovation topics.
- Ensure best practice in product innovation, keeping the Company at the forefront of development of new skills and knowledge across the product innovation area from idea generation to manufacture.
- Develop product innovation services that support innovation - formulation, technology and processing.
- Development and implementation of business development strategies leading to the preparation and conversion of proposals to clients resulting in contracts, training and research income for the area.
- Respond to direct technical enquiries using own expertise and information retrieved from relevant sources to answer the client query.
Skills and Experience:
- You will have experience of working in a FMCG business within a similar role. Experience of working in meat manufacturing desirable.
- Strong customer focus and exposure to food service and retailer gate processes essential.
- Knowledgeable about current food industry trends.
About DB Foods:
DB Foods Ltd is part of the DB Foods Group and is one of the leading wholesalers in the UK supplying a comprehensive range of quality wholesale meat, poultry, game and deli products. We have a proven track record in supplying a diverse customer base including Restaurant Groups, Airlines, Cruise Ships, High Street & Catering Butchers, UK Multiples and Online Businesses.