NPD Project Manager
My client has been has been supplying the food industry with a unique range of premium quality, authentic ingredients for 25 years. They are currently looking to recruit an NPD Project Manager.
- To be responsible for delivering the company’s NPD projects on time and to forecasted costs.
- To develop and coach the NPD team to deliver consistent high performance.
- To take ownership of all IPD (innovation product development), NPD (new product development) and EPD (existing product development) projects from initial brief to final launch, driving incremental sales and/or incremental profit, aligned to the company strategy
- To ensure that all product development adheres to the latest legislation and agreed company policies as well HACCP and allergen management
- To ensure that any new raw materials and/or new packaging items meet customer and company standards
- To prepare related factory paperwork and specifications and to oversee all factory trials
- To chair the weekly projects meeting, issuing timely minutes, actions and owners, ensuring all previous actions are completed by owners in a timely fashion
- To support, develop, and coach the NPD team to deliver consistent high performance
- To manage the day to day operation of the NPD kitchen / facility
- To liaise with the company’s innovation chef to develop innovative and creative new products
Applicants should have a food Science degree or equivalent, and have at least 3 years’ experience in NPD Project Management
Fantastic opportunity to join and exciting company
Indicative Salary Range: £40000 - 45000 + 15% Bonus
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All candidates registering with KPI Recruitment Ltd. will need to provide proof of identity, and evidence of any experience, training and qualifications our client considers necessary for their position.