NPD Process Manager
My client is an independent manufacturer of private label bakery goods for the UK market. They are currently looking to strengthen their team with the recruitment of a NPD Process Manager.
Reporting to the National Accounts Controller, this role will involve working collaboratively with the National Account Manager to grow and develop new products for existing and new customers, (both new lines and seasonal products) while also ensuring first class technical application of all relevant products and processes, in line with customer requirements.
Key areas of responsibility
- Responsible for delivering new product launches successfully through management of the Innovation process, through to ensuring products are performing to customer satisfaction in line with the agreed launch calendar.
- Build good relationships with the relevant Technical & Food Manager contacts in defined customers while ensuring compliance with their systems.
- Be aware of relevant legislation affecting Foodservice customers, ensuring that new developments are in line with this e.g. attending trade shows to meet with suppliers and determine supplier portfolio going forward
- Understanding customer and company budgets when designing new products to ensure efficiency and profitability and drafting Business case plan for proposed launches for sign-off.
Candidates should have 3 years + experience in NPD process roles, and have the ability to manage and grow a team of NPD technologists.
This is an excellent role of the right candidate.
Indicative Salary Range: £40000 - 45000
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