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NPD Manager - Branded Foods

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£38,000 - £45,000 + excellent benefits
Closing date
23 Mar 2021

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Food Manufacturing
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NPD Manager

Job ref: 62781 | £38,000 - £45,000 + excellent benefits | Oxfordshire

The company

This role is working for a fast-growing and highly respected ambient food manufacturer which is a world-class leader within their market sector. Through constant creativity, they provide top quality, innovative products that deliver a high degree of customer satisfaction.

The company are ambitious and driven and love working with people that share their passion for excellence and innovation. Their teams are extremely important, which is why they provide excellent benefits to all staff members such as holiday purchase scheme, Medicare cashback scheme, employee assistance programme, generous holiday allowance and more.

The job

As New Product Development Manager, you would champion the exciting brands within the portfolio and transform compelling insights into winning innovation. This role is pivotal in the development and delivery of an ambitious 5-year pipeline across all brands within the UK and International markets.

You would be instrumental in developing and launching new products that are in line with business values, brand strategies as well as key consumer trends. You would take responsibility from concept stage through to product launch, championing quality, feasibility, and the integrity of brands, leading, motivating and inspiring multi-functional project teams to support their successful delivery.

Your experience

We are looking for a passionate foodie with superb culinary skills, sound business acumen and the ability to challenge the understanding of consumers and shoppers and the world they exist in to deliver the vision and future products.

High confidence is essential – you will be the face of the brands and new product initiatives, presenting your skills and ideas to high profile clients.

You will ideally be qualified in a Food Science, Food Technology or related discipline and possess strong food product development experience.

You will possess brilliant attention to detail, the ability to deliver complex projects and a good understanding of how to develop successful products for food brands.

More details

The NPD Manager job is based in Oxfordshire and is paying £38,000 - £45,000. The working hours are Monday to Friday. The company are currently operating a combination of office and working from home due to Covid-19.

The business provides excellent benefits including 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, holiday purchase scheme, pension scheme, healthcare plan, employee assistance programme, life assurance, retailer discounts, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme and free car parking.

How to apply

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Alternate job titles

New Product Development Manager | Head of NPD | Head of Product Development | Senior NPD Technologist | NPD Supervisor | Senior Development Technologist | Food Product Development Jobs | Oxfordshire


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