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Senior NPD Manager

True North Talent Limited
c£60,000 - £65,000 + benefits
Closing date
14 Jun 2024

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Food Manufacturing

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NPD Manager.

c£60,000 - £65,000k.


Looking for an experienced and innovative NPD Manager who has a solid background launching fresh products into key retailers and building and developing teams on challenging food manufacturing sites.

The Candidate.

  • Ideally you will have a Food Science related degree or equivalent.
  • The right candidate will be able to exemplify successful product launches within a chilled and/or fresh category.
  • Experience in the expectations of UK retailers is essential to this role. The business works with all the major retailers.
  • Ideally you will be a seasoned NPD Manager who has experience communicating cross functionally, setting up and analysing stage gate processes in line with customer and company expectations.
  • A passion for innovation and a forward-thinking attitude will certainly take you far within this business.

The Role.

  • You will have responsibility of product launches beginning at concept all the way through to handover alongside a team of NPD and Process technologists which you will be responsible for.
  • There will be an expectation to keep up to date with all the current trends within your category.
  • You will be collaborating with key stakeholders/head of departments to make sure all products that are developed are commercially viable.
  • Working closely with the customers you will gain an understanding of their expectations and ensure best processes are delivered.
  • Successful deliver on concept, creation, and development, working cross functionally.
  • Role will report into the site GM with a dotted line into the Group Head of NPD.

The Business.

  • Everyone in NPD wants somewhere to invest in innovation – that is exactly what this business are doing. I’ve been round the site multiple times and each time it gets better.
  • One of the leaders within their respective food category.
  • Company benefits and career progression as they’re part of a large food group.

If you're interested in this opportunity, please submit your CV via the link provided quoting reference HM/TNT/285

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