Product Development Manager

Recruiter
Blue Spark
Location
South East England
Salary
£negotiable
Posted
10 May 2019
Closes
10 Jun 2019
Ref
F5868
Function
Development
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent

The Company

Driven by a culture of innovation, ambition and their strong brand values this business bring exceptional products to food and drink lovers across the globe.  As market leaders they make sure they stay on top of trends and deliver amazing products to their discerning and health conscious consumers.

The Role

This is a rare opportunity for an exceptional Product Development Manager with unrivalled success within NPD to manage the development of new products for global markets.

Reporting to the Senior Product Manager, you'll have responsibility managing and leading NPD from concept to launch in line with the Innovation strategy as well as consumer and health trends.  You will be managing product critical paths, creating new products whilst ensuring that technical and commercial parameters are also satisfied.

You’ll work collaboratively with suppliers and external partners to explore new flavours, ingredients and trends to support the creation of new product opportunities.  This role will be a combination of hands on NPD and project management.

Using your extensive market knowledge gained from previous experience in NPD, you’ll guarantee that all resourced materials are of the highest quality so that new products and changes to existing portfolios maintain the reputation of this trusted brand. In addition you’ll use your natural flair and passion for building and enhancing key business relationships with external suppliers and internal colleagues to ensure continued success.  

The Person

Suit a motivated, dynamic and creative NPD Manager with the ability to drive and deliver exciting new ranges. A Food Science or related degree would be great along with previous experience of developing products where flavour and ingredient profiles have made an impact in the market.

You’ll need superb project management skills, a keen eye for market trends and commercial opportunities as well as the ability to influence at all levels.
 
If you’re a strategic thinker with the confidence, charisma and drive for success on a global level and ready for a fantastic new challenge then we’d like to hear from you.  Please call or email us on 0345 2600 737 or food@blue-spark.org.uk

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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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