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NPD Project Manager

Hutchinson Jonas
Hertfordshire/London Home Counties
Closing date
22 Aug 2021

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Development, Purchasing
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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An exciting newly created role has become available to join as an NPD Project Manager with a food business that has a strong history of providing quality foods.
Are you a NPD Project Manager who is very strong commercially?
This is a really key role for the company and they need someone who not only has commercial expertise, but someone who can deliver the whole end to end NPD strategy for the business.  

Main Responsibilities:
You will deliver a step change in how the company delivers new and innovative products to market, in order to drive growth for innovation. 
This role will lead and deliver the Innovation plan and bring new products to market which will deliver incremental growth to the business. 
Use market research and data to identify trends within the food industry, particularly relating to the manufacturing and recipe box sectors.  
Identify opportunities with current suppliers and from new suppliers which will deliver NPD requirements.

Key Skills Required:
Experience of a similar NPD Project Manager role within the food industry, working from concept through to launch.
You will thrive in a fast-paced environment and be driven to see your concepts through to launch and deliver success in the marketplace.  
Ability to build strong relationships both internally and externally and to work across teams to ensure project delivery.
You will ideally have experience of working in a food retail/foodservice environment or in a similar head office type role.

This is a critical role with scope to develop, so it’s a really exciting opportunity for someone to make a difference and grow with the role.  Please do not hesitate to apply.


Hutchinson Jonas, specialises in the recruitment of FMCG industry professionals.  We cover both the Retail and Manufacturing market areas providing a comprehensive recruitment service to both job seekers and companies alike.


From inception, Hutchinson Jonas has focused upon the food & drink manufacturing sector and is now one of the leading recruiters in this area. We have successfully completed hundreds of assignments and placements and can draw upon over 15 years of recruitment experience at a senior level. Whatever recruitment problem your organisation has faced, we have almost certainly faced them before.

Our testimonials come from some of the leading, most influential people within food manufacturing. They speak volumes about our service and can be seen on our website: 

Any number of things set us apart from the rest, most notably ‘investment’. We invest heavily in staff development to ensure our people remain leaders in their fields. We also invest in database technology to ensure that we are aware of the availability of key people at any given time. And we invest in the community around us – our graduate food science award at Reading University, our charitable work with PROPS and the National Autistic Society, and our sponsorship of local sports teams are all examples of our commitment to social responsibility.

The Hutchinson Jonas Group is split into two distinct brands, offering two distinct services:

Interim Management
Hutchinson Consultancy Ltd specialises in providing the food & drink industry with interim managers for a variety of different assignments and projects. Our hand-picked professionals are experts in their field and provide support for a variety of different scenarios including gap management, sudden departures, specialist projects and managing change.

Permanent Recruitment
Since our inception in 1999, Jonas has built up a reputation for delivering quality, permanent recruitment solutions in a timely, efficient and ethical manner. We have developed partnerships with many key FMCG Manufacturers, Retailers and Food Service companies both large and small. Our Key Accounts team works together with our customers to offer them a truly service orientated recruitment approach, adding value at every stage of the process.


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0208 650 7998
Business Services Bromley Ltd
Provident House
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