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SmithCarey Recruitment
South West
To £95k + car allowance & benefits
Closing date
16 Jun 2024

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Contract Type
Development, Sales & Marketing
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

To £95k + car allowance & benefits
Based: South West / Bristol

The company 

Our client is a household-name chilled foods company and a leading player in their category, supplying both brand and own-label products to the Grocery Multiples, Convenience and Foodservice trade channels. Product quality, innovation, NPD and creative marketing are the cornerstones of this well-established business, together with a friendly, supportive and empowering business culture.

The role 

Reporting to the Marketing Director, we are now looking for a Head of Product Development to lead the Product Development Team. You will manage a team of Product Development Managers and Senior Technologists to deliver insight-driven product plans that unlock profitable growth and better impact across our client’s broad product portfolio.

This position will require special skills to lead and motivate the multi-functional team in turning the product vision and strategy into effective action. You will embed an insight-led approach to product development and work with external and internal customers to respond to change with speed and precision. The position is office based, with the flexibility to work from home two days per week.

About you

You are well-trained and structured, with experience of working in blue chip, as well as medium-sized more entrepreneurial style food businesses. You possess a strong understanding in food development, from product design to scale up. You have a strong track record of working closely with UK Grocery Multiples on branded and/or own-label product development. Your experience should include leading and developing successful product teams and overseeing multiple projects across multiple timelines.

You are currently a Head of Product Development or an NPD Controller, looking for your next challenge, or an ambitious Senior NPD Manager, looking to step up into a Controller position. You are highly personable, ambitious, commercially intelligent, a supportive coach, structured and can demonstrate a flexible and adaptable approach to managing change and ambiguity.

Interested? Please apply below or email Maria at quoting MM/2432, including full details of your current benefits package. Alternatively, call Maria Murphy for an initial confidential discussion on 0774 518 4922.

Closing date for applications: 16th June 2024



As specialists in Sales & Marketing Recruitment and Training, SmithCarey Ltd have extensive knowledge and experience of the FMCG market and all trade channels from the recruitment and corporate perspective, which together with face-to-face contact ensures that we understand both our clients and candidates needs. We are fully committed to building long-term client and candidate relationships based on trust and results, which ensures candidates can effectively manage their ‘career road map’ and get the right job, not just any job, as well as ensuring our clients select the best talent.

We are passionate and committed to helping ambitious, commercial talent achieve their potential in some of food and drink’s most progressive and respected companies.

Company info
01488 649 360
SmithCarey Limited
PO Box 735
PE29 9PH

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