Do you like the thought of joining a vibrant entrepreneurial food brand where you can share and indulge your passion for innovation? This premium brand is transforming delectable products into health-conscious alternatives. To help them expand they are now seeking a NPD Manager who has a real passion for food innovation.
In this influential role you’ll be responsible for developing and implementing the innovation strategy in line with the company’s commercial vision as well as their customer and consumer-led values. You’ll be reporting to the Product Director and will be managing all technical & NPD aspects of bringing delicious new products to market. You will be driving first to market innovation from ideas through to launch in the stores. You’ll need to get your foodie researcher hat on and seek out hot new trends, source amazing new ingredients, play with flavour combinations, benchmark competitor products and translate food trends into fabulous concepts. You will also work closely with internal teams to identify new opportunities and drive continuous improvements for the brand whilst applying your NPD and market knowledge to evaluate the commercial viability of products.
We are looking for a NPD expert with experience in confectionery, bakery, snacking or ice cream categories ideally. You’ll be really resourceful, proactive and enjoy finding solutions. You will have a passion for healthy foods, understand the NPD process as well as technical aspects of product development. You will have a proven track record of developing hugely successful products and being highly adept at bringing products to market. Great communication, interpersonal and influencing skills are also essential in order to work closely with key stakeholders and suppliers. Suit an experienced food product developer with resilience, tenacity and lots of enthusiasm along with good NPD management and organisational skills, able to work well as part of a small dedicated team- happy to get hands on and take ownership of products from concept to launch.
If you have an eye for the bigger picture as well as a real passion for food innovation then apply now or call Dhrutee on 0345 2600 737 for a confidential chat.
Although we do our utmost to respond to all applicants, there are times when this is just not possible due to sheer volume so if you have not heard from us within 5 working days then we are sorry to say your application for this role has not been successful.
Also, please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.