New Product Development Manager

Recruiter
Blue Spark
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
£negotiable
Posted
09 Jan 2019
Closes
09 Feb 2019
Ref
F5805
Function
Development
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent

The Company

A great business who continually aim to make a big impact with their discerning customers are now going through exciting new changes and challenges.  To help them achieve their ambitions, they are now seeking a talented food pioneer who can drive and deliver the food innovations strategy.

The Role

As the NPD Manager you’ll report to the MD and be responsible for implementing and managing the food innovation strategy, leading from the ground up to drive presence in the market place. You will use your hands-on leadership skills as well as your industry knowledge and expertise to drive rationale for the strategic direction of food development. Inspired by new food and consumer trends, you’ll work tirelessly to achieve commercial growth whilst developing new ranges that embody seasonal trends and a plethora of diverse customer tastes.

Taking ownership of product development from concept to launch, you will encourage cross-functional teams to embrace the entrepreneurial spirit and contribute to the success of artisan products with a focus on innovation as well as quality and efficiency. You’ll also play a role in supplier strategy, ensuring every aspect of the product offering matches the company’s passion and authenticity down to the last crumb. In addition, you will lead your small team to success by providing motivation, guidance and opportunities for development whilst ensuring the team structure is robust enough for the company's ambitious growth plans.

The Person

We are looking for a driven and passionate NPD Manager with a proven track record of delivering NPD strategy from concept to launch. You will have an exceptional understanding of food trends, ingredients, seasonality and range planning in order to really influence the direction of this business. Brimming with ideas and inspiration you’ll have experience in bringing products to market that have pushed the boundaries and really driven the business forward.

You’ll be a motivational leader who can inspire and instil confidence at all levels.  Your project and people management skills will be second to none with excellent organisation and influencing abilities.  Ideally, you will have worked in a similar position within chilled food manufacturing and can utilise your wealth of experience in this fast paced role for a small but growing business.

If you have an infectious enthusiasm for food innovation and are ready to make a difference with this enterprising food company then this could be the career defining position you’ve been waiting for. 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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