Product Innovation Manager

Recruiter
Blue Spark
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
£negotiable
Posted
30 Apr 2019
Closes
30 May 2019
Ref
F5866
Function
Development
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent

The Company

This global brand are a market leader in their sector and loved by consumers all over the world. Their UK head office is now strengthening its Innovation team and looking to appoint a creative and capable Innovation Manager.

The Role

As a key member of the Innovations team you will manage your product platforms and the food innovation pipeline where you will be instrumental in driving and influencing concept development. This will include hands-on NPD work within the product kitchen as well as working with supplier teams.

You’ll combine your zest for creativity with your commercial awareness to keep abreast of the latest food and consumer trends, identifying opportunities to develop current product ranges that deliver long term market growth. This will include market insight analysis, benchmarking, brain storming and organising food safaris to give the business a creative edge over their competitors. 

Additionally you’ll identify new ingredients and technologies, work closely with a dedicated supplier base and support idea generation sessions to initiate creation of new food concepts.  You will manage the development of products with the support of your manufacturing partners, liaising with their NPD teams to ensure the development of consumer led and commercially viable ranges.

The Person

We are looking for an exceptional Innovations Manager with a proven track record of delivering NPD strategy from concept to launch across a wide range of food categories. You’ll be brimming with ideas, understand food and consumer trends and have the know-how to translate this into stand out products for the brand.  There are hands-on elements to this role so you must be happy to roll your sleeves up and get stuck in - a combination of culinary prowess and NPD project management are key to success.

If you have experience of bringing products to market that have pushed the boundaries and really driven businesses or a brand forward then this could be the career defining position you’ve been waiting for. Apply now or call Dhrutee on 0345 2600 737 to find out more.

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