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NPD Manager

b3 jobs
North West England
£50,000 - £60,000 + benefits
Closing date
15 Apr 2021

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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NPD Manager

Job ref: 62792 | £50,000 - £60,000 + benefits | North West

The company

This role is working for a well-established prepared foods manufacturer which produces great tasting products to the highest quality standards.

Based in a modern, BRC accredited facility, the business work with some of the biggest and most progressive names in grocery retail, wholesale and convenience stores.

The job

This is a fantastic opportunity; the business is a great place to work which has clear values and entrepreneurial spirit working together as a team. The business is undergoing great success and growth and can offer an exciting and rewarding working environment.

The NPD Manager will role support the development and optimisation of the company product range in line with business strategy plus manage the NPD team members (5 NPD Technologists).

You would be instrumental in developing and launching new and innovative products that are in line with business values, 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 plus lead, motivate and inspire multi-functional teams to support their successful delivery.

Your experience

We are looking for a passionate foodie with 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 company and new product initiatives, presenting your skills and ideas to key customers.

You will ideally be qualified in a Food Science, Food Technology or related discipline and possess strong food product development experience, together with excellent commercial acumen and strategic ability. A background of working with both chilled and frozen foods is an advantage.

You will possess brilliant attention to detail and excellent project management skills; the ability to deliver multiple projects simultaneously.

More details

The NPD Manager job is based in the North West region and is paying £50,000 - £60,000 according to individual skills and previous experience plus benefits including bonus and company pension.

The core working hours are Monday to Friday, standard office hours; some flexibility will be required to attend production runs of new product launches which are held early morning.

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 | Food Manufacturing Industry Jobs | Food Industry NPD Jobs | North West | Lancashire


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