New Product Development Manager – South London
A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen as part of a rapidly developing convenience food manufacturer.
The company is a private family-owned food manufacturer in South London supplying retail clients and foodservice operators with a range of chilled ready to eat products. Due to the fast organic growth of the business we now wish to strengthen our Innovation Team with the appointment of an exceptional NPD Manager.
Reporting directly to the Business Development Director, you will be responsible for innovating fantastic, tasty, customer centric products to our wide range of clients across the U.K. You will be working closely with our commercial teams to meet customer briefs and develop an Existing Product Development program to stay true to the company’s value of challenging the norm.
You will lead NPD projects from concept phase through to factory launch ensuring NPD procedures are adhered to and factory documentation is prepared accordingly.
Working with suppliers, carrying out market research on the latest trends and focusing on customer needs, you will need to use innovative ingredients and products to give our commercial team the competitive edge in an extremely competitive market.
This is a key role to the business which will help achieve the company’s plan to become a leading chilled food manufacturer in the country.
You will be an ambitious, forward thinking individual willing to grow, with a fast paced and energetic company. With significant industry experience as an NPD manager, you will be able to demonstrate leadership, commitment and focus to the business. Part of the role will be customer facing, therefore you will need to be able to enthuse customers with your passion, knowledge and culinary ideas during customer presentations, meetings and trade shows.
You will hold a genuine passion for food which will inspire others around you and have a focus to continuously develop yourself. A can-do attitude, flexibility, and a desire to succeed are vital in this fast-paced challenging environment and you will reap the rewards. We would love to hear from you if you think you have got what it takes! Please send us a CV and covering letter by clicking the APPLY button, with current salary/ expectations. The salary offered will be competitive, including our company benefits.