Head of Innovation & NPD
Head of Innovation & NPD
Job ref: 62083 | £60,000 | Home Counties / East Anglia
We are seeking a talented individual to join an innovative, high-quality manufacturer which supplies to various retailers throughout the UK. You will join a friendly and supportive team with a fantastic, fun working atmosphere.
As Head of Innovation & NPD, you will oversee the delivery of all development projects from concept to launch by the development team to agreed timelines and commercial target, maximise the impact of food credentials with the manufacturing units and external customers plus identify and evaluate food trends that support the business vision and customer strategy with a 2 year rolling innovation plan.
You will define and lead the product development strategy, manage and optimise the development process whilst coaching and developing the team to maximise their creative potential whilst delivering projects to agreed timelines and commercial aspirations.
We are looking for an efficient and organised individual who can demonstrate a strong product development and innovation track record within food manufacturing together with management experience. You will have an excellent understanding of formal product development processes, be highly analytical and have good communication, project management & presentation skills. You will also possess a natural love of food and great culinary knowledge together with a good understanding of nutrition, flavours, and ingredients.
The Head of Innovation & NPD job is based in the Home Counties / East Anglia region and is paying £60,000.
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Alternative job titles
New Product Development Manager | NPD Manager | Senior NPD Food Jobs | NPD Controller | Innovation Manager | Food Development Jobs | Essex