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NPD Manager

CPA Recruitment
Greater Manchester
Closing date
29 Dec 2021

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Food Manufacturing
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NPD Manager
Greater Manchester

Our client is a leading supplier of hot and cold snacks and food on the go. Supplying to a vast range of industries they serve the airline and travel industry, pub and restaurant groups, wholesales and catering contracts, as well as supplying national supermarkets.

Key Accountabilities
•    Management of NPD briefs 
•    Product development for specific high profile accounts
•    Managing and maintaining the NPD process from concept through to chef handover to launch 
•    Management of critical paths
•    Benchmarking, recipe construction, product re-development, costing and value engineering 
•    Artwork approval and NPD specification writing
•    Attend customer visits
•    Keeping up to date with current and future trends and ingredients
•    New raw material sourcing- support the NPD Chef/ Purchasing Manager in obtaining raw materials for each development, advising on allergens, nutritional values, suitability for process, etc.

Person Profile
•    Previous experience in an NPD role
•    Ideally management or supervisory experience
•    Experience with chilled food products
•    Comfortable being in a customer facing role.



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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