Innovation Manager

Recruiter
Blue Spark
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
£negotiable
Posted
29 Aug 2019
Closes
29 Sep 2019
Ref
F5925
Function
Development
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent

The Company

Be part of an innovative food movement and join a Global food & beverage brand at their UK head office. With a focus on creating healthy, natural and organic food and beverages, the business have a big vision with exciting new possibilities, and is looking for an amazing Innovation Manager to join their team.

The Role  

This is a highly desirable position in which you will build a strong knowledge of how the business works as a whole, broadening your NPD repertoire and working collaboratively with a team who are as passionate about food and flavours as you are.

As a major player in this lively team you’ll be managing the development process for this adventurous and innovative brand. No two days will ever be the same as you take ownership of NPD projects from ideation stage all the way through to product launch which will involve some hands on recipe development. A champion of innovation you’ll develop pioneering products, using your creative flair to push the boundaries in fashioning and updating amazing ranges that consumers will love whilst helping to shape the brand direction during this exciting period of growth and expansion.

You’ll be responsible for lots of project management that will require hands on NPD while working closely with manufacturing partners and suppliers. You’ll build and maintain strong relationships with key contacts and manage resources to ensure the consistently flawless production of your products. You’ll also help search for new ways to improve ingredients and raw materials to guarantee the highest quality at all stages whilst upholding brand integrity in line with the company’s core values.

The Person  

We're looking for a talented Innovation Manager who has the creative and commercial panache to lead key NPD projects for an innovative brand. You must have an exceptional palate, really understand flavour profiles and how to translate the food people love and make it a whole lot better.

Experience will have been gained within food from either a manufacturing, brand or retail environment working with chilled products. You must have proven NPD successes, can hold your own when it comes to recipe development and be able to demonstrate your expertise in launching great products. 

This is a rare chance to really build on your career with a high profile team so you will need to have first class project management, communication and organisational skills with the ability to drive and influence the NPD agenda for the company.

If you are an ambitious foodie looking to join an entrepreneurial brand, 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.

We do our utmost to get back to candidates quickly but if you have not heard back from us within 5 days then your application has not been successful on this occasion.  

Due to the high volume of applications we receive,   I am sorry to say that we are unable to respond to candidates that do not possess the required food & drink industry experience required for our vacancies. 

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