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NPD Manager

b3 jobs
North West England
£30,000 - £35,000
Closing date
3 Jan 2022

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Food Manufacturing
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NPD Manager

Job ref: 7975 | £30,000 - £35,000 | Greater Manchester

The company

This role is working for a successful, BRC AA Graded food manufacturer.

The business produces high-quality food products and exceptional service to enable their food manufacturing customers to innovate and increase productivity without compromising on quality.

The job

Reporting to the Head of R&D and Quality, the NPD Manager is responsible for new product development for key customers and leading a team of 3 specialists in this field.

You will collaborate with the NPD teams at other company sites and work closely with the sales team and industrial customers, to deliver innovative products.

Key tasks:

  • Responsible for NPD departmental budget.
  • Direct contact with key industrial and other defined target accounts.
  • Manage and develop NPD personnel.
  • Represent the company at external conferences and events.
  • Collaboration with other NPD Managers within the business.
  • Support for Sales Department in line with Company’s growth strategy.
  • Ensure the correct NPD standards are met for the site’s BRC accreditation requirements.

About you

Key skills and experience for the NPD Manager include:

  • Educated to a degree level in a food science related discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience working in food product development, ideally bakery products.
  • Experience in managing or supervising other staff members is preferred.
  • Excellent communication and customer facing skills.
  • Highly organised, creative, and able to plan your workload efficiently and effectively.

More details

The NPD Manager job is based in Greater Manchester and is paying £30,000 - £35,000 according to your experience.

The package includes eye care vouchers for VDU users, pension, employee assistance programme and onsite car parking.

The working hours are Monday - Thursday 08:00 to 16:30 and Friday 07:30 to 15:00.

How to apply

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Alternate job titles

New Product Development Manager | Head of NPD | Head of Product Development | Senior NPD Technologist | NPD Supervisor | Senior Development Technologist | Food Product Development Jobs


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