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Product Development Manager

CPA Recruitment
Up to £45,000
Closing date
23 Aug 2021

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

Our client is a leading food manufacturer, who show their passion for food across their products and processes, now seeking a product development manager to oversee the NPD lifecycle for their range, producing products for many well-known brands.

Key Accountabilities

  • Ensuring commercially and operationally viable products are developed produced and launched to plan
  • Briefing and co-ordinating ingredient suppliers
  • Developing and formulations of new products according to project briefs
  • Assisting with NPD taste panels, in connection with commercial objectives
  • Managing the successful implementation of new recipes
  • Leading a team of 3 product and process technologists
  • Driving day to day operations with the NPD department
  • Working with both branded and customised products
  • Maintaining a proactive approach, working closely with the category development team to monitor and react to market trends

Personal Profile

  • Development experience preferably within liquid and fat-based emulsions (branded or private label)
  • A pro-active problem solver, continuously seeking to improve methods and procedures
  • Organised and able to ensure high levels of data accuracy
  • A natural relationship builder, developing strong internal and external customer relationships
  • Finely tuned communication skills, excellent diplomacy and able to deal at all levels
  • A science degree, preferably in food processing, food science, food technology or related science discipline
  • A track record leading and developing a team
  • Proven ability to deliver projects on time and to commercial target
  • A clear understanding of HACCP and food safety
  • Sound packaging solutions knowledge
  • Astute commercial awareness
  • A flexible attitude and an open mind

Ref Code: FMW39862

To apply, please e-mail in strict confidence, with a comprehensive CV, including salary details, quoting the reference and for the attention of Lisa Fox.

Due to a high volume of responses, we cannot reply to each application individually. If you have not had a response within one week, we are sorry to say your application has not been successful on this occasion.


International specialists in the provision of practical recruitment and resourcing solutions, across every sector of the food and drink industry, CPA Recruitment is a name synonymous with quality and service, as well as being a business that’s justifiably proud of its well earned reputation.

Offering a global capability, we’re able to draw on an unrivalled wealth of in-house expertise and are clearly acknowledged as one of the market leaders in our field.

Highly respected in the food & drink industry, we are dedicated to building partnerships in business, with both clients and candidates that bring, mutual benefits to all parties, on a long term basis.

With twenty year’s experience, we have grown a talented team of consultants, whose knowledge and experience and expertise of the food and drink recruitment market guarantees that success will be at your disposal to achieve your recruitment objective.

We are renowned for providing bespoke solutions, with in-built flexibility and have a long and successful history of handling both UK and overseas assignments, at all levels, on behalf of a loyal and growing client base – ranging from global blue-chip organisations to independent enterprises.

Find Us
020 8203 1000
Eclipse House
20 Sandown Road
WD24 7AE
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