Head of Innovation

Recruiter
Blue Spark
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
£negotiable
Posted
26 Jun 2019
Closes
26 Jul 2019
Ref
F5881
Function
Development
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent

The Company

A unique opportunity to lead the innovation strategy for one of the creative and disruptive food & drink brands entering the UK market.

Well established in other parts of the world, this ambitious and entrepreneurial business are now making a splash in the UK & Europe with their eye on another 2 continents.  So to support their global expansion plans we’re looking for the best Head of Innovation to make this happen.

The Role

You’ll be a leader of an exciting new UK NPD team and work alongside like-minded people with a desire to make an impact with real, clean and healthy food.

You’ll be responsible for translating existing brands to fit with consumer tastes and trends for your markets and find manufacturing partners fit for the brand.  This will encompass everything under the NPD umbrella and cover products across multiple categories.  Whilst collaborating with marketing and insights teams you’ll be identifying the leading food trends to develop the right product strategy for UK & European markets and create the innovation pipeline. 

The Person

You’ll have a real passion for healthy food, the experience of successfully launching new products across a number of categories and the entrepreneurial mind-set to drive the NPD agenda.

You’ll need to excel at collaborating and building relationships across business, with suppliers and customers.  Although very creative you will also need to be detail orientated and organised but not be phased by ambiguity.

We’re looking for a Senior NPD / Innovation Manager or Head of Food who has experience of bringing new food or drink brands to the market from either a manufacturing or retail environment. 

If you think you fit the bill then, we would love to hear from you. Apply now or call on 0345 2600 737 for more information.

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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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