Development Manager

Blue Spark
East of England
20 Nov 2018
20 Dec 2018
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

The Company

This internationally recognised business is at the forefront of their category in the UK today. They are looking to inspire their creative team with a charismatic and confident Development Manager who can continue pushing the boundaries in flavour and innovation within the business. 

The Role

Reporting to the Head of NPD you will be managing the Branded Development team leading them to grow the business, creating outstanding additions to new and existing ranges and generating delightful, original ideas to NPD. You will develop, communicate and deliver NPD strategy as you project manage from concept to launch assessing ways to drive growth and innovation which unlock new opportunities. Persuasively presenting to and influencing your customers and colleagues you will demonstrate a thorough understanding of their requirements through solutions which also meet business objectives and product margins.

Within your team you’ll be drumming up enthusiasm for new ingredients and trends, promoting a foodie culture to capitalise on genuine passion and curiosity to enhance NPD. You’ll also use category management to deliver first to market products, monitoring and benchmarking EPD and NPD, implementing continuous improvements as necessary.

The Candidate

Crucially, you will have a genuine passion and interest in food with an infectious enthusiasm for delivering dynamic and innovative products. This role would suit a creative and tenacious Product Developer who has experience of delivering products within a fast paced food manufacturing environment. You'll also have a proven track record of delivering persuasive presentations and establishing great relationships with suppliers. You must have excellent team management skills with the ability to motivate and develop a creative team to reach their potential.

You will also be innovative and proactive in your approach to product development with proven commercial awareness as well as consumer insights, trends and quality focus. You'll need to have superb interpersonal and communication skills coupled with a resourceful and flexible approach to the NPD process in order to lead the team to deliver successful innovation projects.

If you have a passion for food and are looking for the chance to make an impact with this thriving food business then apply now or call 0345 2600 737 to find out more. 


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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