NPD Manager

Hutchinson Jonas
London (Greater)
£Competitive plus bens
Closing date
12 Oct 2019

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Your primary responsibility will be to develop products from concept to launch working on one of our largest customer accounts.

Your role will focus on supporting and growing the company sales, profit and market share by delivering consumer focused NPD and EPD based on category insights.

* Work with our category team to identify opportunities and develop commercially viable products and solutions.

* Involvement in the NPD/EPD development process.

* Manage key stakeholders and involvement with all stages of the development process.

* Work with customers to develop short and long term NPD plans.

* Drive project delivery for customer launches, ensuring products are launched on time and in full.

* You will also be mentoring and leading a direct report.

About you:

* An enthusiastic and tenacious NPD professional with previous experience of working within NPD in the Food industry.

* Excellent communication skills with the ability to manage relationships and influence across all levels of the business to Executive level.

* Ability to work autonomously, be a strong team player and maintain regular communication with key stakeholders.

* Proven experience working on a variety of complex projects to tight deadlines.

* A passion and enthusiasm for the food industry.

* Knowledge of retail landscape and processes.

* Excellent communication and the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.

* Commercial awareness and an understanding of the sales and category function in relation to NPD.

* Customer focused.

* Degree or equivalent in a Food related discipline would be a bonus although not essential.

Hutchinson Jonas, specialises in the recruitment of FMCG industry professionals.  We cover both the Retail and Manufacturing market areas providing a comprehensive recruitment service to both job seekers and companies alike.


From inception, Hutchinson Jonas has focused upon the food & drink manufacturing sector and is now one of the leading recruiters in this area. We have successfully completed hundreds of assignments and placements and can draw upon over 15 years of recruitment experience at a senior level. Whatever recruitment problem your organisation has faced, we have almost certainly faced them before.

Our testimonials come from some of the leading, most influential people within food manufacturing. They speak volumes about our service and can be seen on our website: 

Any number of things set us apart from the rest, most notably ‘investment’. We invest heavily in staff development to ensure our people remain leaders in their fields. We also invest in database technology to ensure that we are aware of the availability of key people at any given time. And we invest in the community around us – our graduate food science award at Reading University, our charitable work with PROPS and the National Autistic Society, and our sponsorship of local sports teams are all examples of our commitment to social responsibility.

The Hutchinson Jonas Group is split into two distinct brands, offering two distinct services:

Interim Management
Hutchinson Consultancy Ltd specialises in providing the food & drink industry with interim managers for a variety of different assignments and projects. Our hand-picked professionals are experts in their field and provide support for a variety of different scenarios including gap management, sudden departures, specialist projects and managing change.

Permanent Recruitment
Since our inception in 1999, Jonas has built up a reputation for delivering quality, permanent recruitment solutions in a timely, efficient and ethical manner. We have developed partnerships with many key FMCG Manufacturers, Retailers and Food Service companies both large and small. Our Key Accounts team works together with our customers to offer them a truly service orientated recruitment approach, adding value at every stage of the process.


Contact Us
  • Business Services Bromley Ltd
  • Provident House
  • Beckenham
  • BR3 1AT
  • GB
  • 0208 650 7998
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