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Senior NPD Manager

DR Newitt
EN10 6NH, Broxbourne
Closing date
23 Oct 2021

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Contract Type
Development, Technical, Scientist
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

A fantastic, worldwide, award winning client has an opportunity for a Senior NPD Manager

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person with bundles of energy, drive and enthusiasm to join a fast-paced team working in chilled ready to eat foods, manufacturing products, utilising both poultry, seafood and vegan ingredients section of the business

The Senior Product Development Manager will provide professional development and product implementer for all retail development specifically supporting the Companies customer.

The Role

  • Manage NPD projects assigned to you from concept to the successful product launch
  • Facilitate the decision-making process on where (globally) and to whom (companies and sites) the briefs are formally issued to
  • Support the account and technical managers in preparation for customer presentations
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with both suppliers and customers
  • Facilitate the completion of the line trials and final product
  • Make sure that kitchen specifications are completed documented and supplied to the customer
  • Manage the Critical Path to ensure that each stage of the brief is followed
  • Manage the closure of projects as they occur
  • Communicate with ingredients suppliers
  • Managing artwork, and artwork approvals
  • Maintain open relationships with all stakeholders and act as an ambassador
  • And more !

The Candidate

  • Must have a driving license
  • Ability to travel within the UK and EU
  • Experience with poultry, seafood, and vegan ingredients
  • Process know how would be beneficial
  • Microsoft office and excel skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Communication
  • Educated to A level standard or Educated to Degree level




  • Monday – Friday, 3 days in office, 2 from home.
  • Pension scheme
  • 22 days holiday (increases to 27) + bank holidays
  • Private health care
  • Death in service
  • Cash plan
  • Long term sickness insurance cover
  • Car allowance
  • Bonuses
  • Travel for work. Days in Lieu


Job vacancies from DR Newitt DR Newitt provide recruitment services to the UK, Ireland, Middle East and Worldwide FMCG market, including manufacturing, engineering and technical jobs. Established as a recruitment agency in 2002, DR Newitt’s experience of working with customers in these core markets enables us to be a key partner in the job supply chain.DR Newitt delivers permanent, contract and interim recruitment services via specialist divisions for:

  • Executive Management Jobs
  • FMCG Jobs
  • Food Jobs
  • Engineering Jobs
  • Manufacturing Jobs
  • Jobs in Pharmaceutical & Healthcare
  • Scottish Jobs

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0131 226 5060
38 Melville Street
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