NPD Manager (12 month FTC)

Blue Spark
South East England
28 Oct 2019
28 Nov 2019
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

The Company

An international brand passionate about innovation and sustainability are expanding their presence within European markets.  To support their growth plans they are looking for a talented NPD Manager to lead the team of developers, drive projects and also be able to still be hands on, from concept stage through to launch.

The Role

You will be supporting the Senior NPD Manager to define and implement the product development strategy and working with global teams to deliver exciting new products. 

You will be responsible for leading the development pipeline from concept to launch for the European market. 

This will include managing and motivating a small team of product developers whilst also working on your own NPD projects where you will be involved in all stages of the product lifecycle.

Using consumer & market insights, technology trends, knowledge of new ingredients; you will find exciting new opportunities to expand the product portfolio.  As well as NPD and developing brand new categories, you will also be involved with EPD projects, work closely with key suppliers and lead cross-functional teams to achieve successful product launches.

The Person

This role will suit driven and passionate NPD Manager who is degree educated within Food Science or Food Technology, with previous experience of working within a manufacturing environment.  You will have a real passion for developing food & drink products, a solid understanding of product formulation, hands on development, scale up and product launch experience.  Team management experience is essential as we are looking for a leader who can really engage, motivate and drive the team to success.

You will have a strong track record of successfully managing and delivering projects whilst leading cross-functional teams as well as working closely with multinational suppliers. You will be a natural communicator with the ability to build and maintain collaborative working relationships to really excel in this role. 

Could this be your dream job with a brand you can really get passionate about? Interested in finding out more? Apply now or call 0345 2600 737 for a confidential chat.


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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