NPD Manager

Zest Recruitment
£50000 - £60000 per annum + Pension & Bonus
Closing date
30 Oct 2020
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A fantastic opportunity for a NPD manager has just become available. If you are interested in working for one of the biggest food brands and have a love for innovation than this could be the job for you. The company are happy for people to work at home for part of the week so even if you are not based in Hampshire but are happy to travel a few times a week this job could still be for you.

Opportunities like this don't come around that often and if you are currently working as a NPD Manager, Applications Manager, Innovation Manager and you are looking for a new role or a new challenge than this is the perfect opportunity for you.

As well as having great experience the company are also looking for someone who can fit in with the team culture, this is just as important for them. Everyone who works for the business has a good energy, a good drive for work and a passion for what they do and this is a must for anyone to be successful with this company.

The main responsibilities of the role will be:

- You will lead the NPD team in a variety of areas including new formats, new technologies, new ideas and much more.

- You will work closely with a range of internal and external stakeholders including marketing, suppliers, customers and many more.

- Part of this role will need you to be ahead of the game at all times. You will be in the loop of all new market trends and what your rivals are doing to make sure the company is doing what they can to be the leader in NPD in their market.

- You will have 1 direct report into yourself so previous people management is important but is not a must for this role.

The Ideal candidate will:

- Have at least 5 years NPD experience at a senior level
- Have a Science of Food Science degree or something similiar
- Have experience of managing a team
- Have Previous project management skills

If this sounds like the job for you then please contact Nick Crocker @ Zest Food Jobs on 0117 3252 999 or

As you know over here at Zest we like to do things properly and always want to keep you, the candidate in the loop. Applying to this 'one of a kind' role you give Zest permission to hold your information. If you want to know more about how Zest look after your personal information please visit our privacy policy on the website

A recruitment company where every job counts.

We understand that recruitment companies often get a bad press. So, here at Zest we are bringing a refreshingly new and different approach to food and drink manufacturing recruitment. Unlike others we aim to be the recruitment company that makes sure it can be counted on at every step of the recruitment journey: every person, every job, every time.

Zest specialise because you do, and our team are dedicated to the following areas:

  • Technical & quality
  • NPD
  • Operations & production
  • Engineering
  • Supply Chain
  • Senior Appointments
  • Hygiene
  • Interim
  • Graduates

Our aim is simple, to link talented individuals with talented businesses, and we achieve this by taking a structured and industry leading approach to every step of the process.

Zest, where every job counts. 

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  • 01780 483999/ 011732 52999
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