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NPD Account Manager - Hybrid

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Hybrid working - Berkshire
£50,000 - £60,000
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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NPD Account Manager - Hybrid

£50,000 to £60,000
Food Manufacturing
Job ref: 8699

The company

This premium travel catering supplier operates globally as part of a leading food group. With offices across the world, the business collaborates with top-tier manufacturers by tailoring products and packaging to meet individual customer needs while meticulously managing a complex supply chain.

About the NPD Account Manager job

As NPD Account Manager, you’ll be responsible for integrating client catering strategies. This involves understanding client needs, collaborating with various teams, and driving revenue through innovation. Your focus will be on new product development (NPD) and ensuring that the company’s capabilities align with business goals. This is a multi-faceted position that combines culinary expertise, NPD, client management, and strategic thinking.

Key tasks:

  • Building strong client relationships with key stakeholders to understand their catering preferences and strategic objectives.
  • Working closely with the account catering team and other departments (Food Development, Technical, Procurement, Supply Chain) to align capabilities with business goals.
  • Collaborating with the Account Director/Manager to deliver strategic and tactical product and service development initiatives.
  • Creating innovative catering solutions that meet client needs.
  • Organising client presentations alongside colleagues from Food Development, Sales, and Marketing.

About You

Ideally, you will have worked in high-end catering or luxury hospitality and possess high-level culinary skills and/or food product development experience. A strong commercial acumen along with customer facing account and project management experience are also key.

More details

The role is based in Berkshire, and the salary ranges from £50,000 to £60,000 per annum plus a 15% bonus, Private Medical Cover and an extensive range of benefits.

Hybrid working (2 days working from home) but expect both long-haul (2-3 trips per year) and short-haul (once a month) travel to partnered offices. 

Alternate job titles

Account Manager | Product Portfolio Manager | Category Manager | Product Strategy Manager | Innovation Manager | Catering Manager | Product Development Lead |Culinary Account Manager | Commercial Manager | NPD Manager | NPD Sales Manager | Technical Sales Manager



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

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