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NPD Manager

b3 jobs
East Anglia
£50,000 - £60,000
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

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Contract Type
Development, Quality Assurance, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

NPD Manager

£50,000 - £60,000 (dependent on experience)
East Anglia
Food Manufacturing
Job ref: 8585

The company

Well-established and successful food manufacturer supplying a range of products to retail, wholesale and other manufacturers. This business has experienced tremendous success and is proud of its reputation for providing exceptional customer service and superior quality products.

About the NPD Manager job

The purpose of your role will be to oversee the delivery of development projects from concept to launch by the development team to agreed timelines and commercial targets - whilst coaching & developing the team to maximise their potential.

Key tasks

  •  Ensure that all products developed have a clear market-driven rationale behind them and take on board any relevant trends to ensure they exceed customer expectations.
  • To continually seek to improve, simplify and cost reduce products to maximize the operational, commercial and customer value in the company’s products.
  • Work with marketing and insight teams to keep abreast of food trends, supply accurate and timely reports on the market and update on new customer current offerings as well as reviewing competitor activity.
  • Together with procurement, source new and innovative raw materials and find new suppliers.
  • Review packaging options and work with packaging buyer and suppliers to explore new design, format, and innovations opportunities.
  • Understand the factory equipment, capabilities, processes, and limitations to ensure that they are considered within all new products and pack formats developed.

About You

As well as being degree educated in a relevant subject, you should also:

  • Have experience of managing, leading and developing teams. Be a proficient presenter across all levels both internally and externally. Have the ability to work effectively within strict cost/time parameters.
  • Be able to demonstrate the ability to influence, make decisions and manage ambiguity within a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Love food and have great culinary knowledge – be a ‘foodie’ with a commercial focus who is able to combine creativity with a complete understanding of full-scale production practicalities.
  • Possess a full UK driving license and be flexible to travel and attend launches outside normal office hours.

More details

The NPD Manager job is based in East Anglia and is paying £50,000 - £60,000 dependent on experience according to your experience.

The working hours are Monday to Friday, office hours.

Alternate job titles

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







Since 2000, b3 jobs has been helping to further 1000s of people’s careers within the food manufacturing industry, throughout the whole of the UK. As one of the leading specialist food manufacturing recruitment agencies, b3 jobs cover all disciplines both permanent and interim and from graduates to MD’s,

Our core values are always:

  • to find the very best job for you - not us!
  • to give you friendly, ethical, honest and expert recruitment services
  • to advise and not pressurise, so that you can make the right decisions for you

We genuinely strive to provide you with what you want – a job that not only offers the salary you’re after, but also the career progression and job satisfaction that makes going to work all the more worthwhile. Enough trumpet blowing though – visit our website to read just some of our happy previous candidate testimonials - we are more than happy to let our reputation precede us!

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Company info
01435 866000
Heffle Buildings
33a High Street
East Sussex
TN21 8HU

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