NPD Manager – Food

Silven Recruitment Limited
£55k - £65K
Closing date
29 May 2022

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Food Manufacturing
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NPD Manager – Food

£55k - £65K



Job Reference: EH/SNPDMP


Are you an experienced NPD Manager who would like a new challenge or perhaps a Senior Technologist looking for their step up? Would you like to work for a food company that produces some of the UKs most popular brands as well as own-label products for the major retailers and foodservice customers?......


If so, please read on…


The Company

Fast- paced, agile and fun, they support their staff to achieve their career goals and provide a people-focussed working environment.

This is a crucial growth period for the business and you will be leading a high performing team to grow their market share and customer relationships further.


The Role

  • You will lead an ambitious and talented team and report into the Head of R&D.
  • You will manage the site R&D agenda which will cover Innovation and NPD - including product & pack changes.
  • You will be responsible for ensuring all technical R&D documents are completed for new products and processes for commercial scale ups and trials.
  • A key part of this role will be very hands, which will see you taking new specification briefs
  • You will ensure prototypes are created on time and to a high quality
  • You will work with the production team to help resolve technical issues during production (these can be sensory, chemical analysis, or shelf life testing). 
  • You will get to try lots of new and exciting products launched, in their very own state of the art R&D facility!


The Successful Candidate 

You will have strong communication skills with the ability to build relationships with key stakeholders quickly, not be afraid to get hands-on and be passionate about creating exciting products.

Experience building customer relationships is essential, preferably with the top 4 retailers and also foodservice/restaurants.


Next steps…

Get in touch! If you think this role is for you, send your CV to with EH/SNPDM as a subject or give me a call on 0161 832 7463.



The Silven team is full of passionate, committed and personable people, who have built their careers recruiting into their specialist markets.

We’ve developed many long standing client and candidate relationships along the way; mainly because we delight in helping companies to realise their plans and in assisting candidates to advance their careers.

If you are a client or candidate seeking advice and a service based on experience and knowledge of your market, we’d love to hear from you. Contacting us could be the best thing you do today.

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0845 0036872
Clarence House
4 Clarence Street
M2 4DW

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