Head of NPD, South East England

Salary: £90K
Sector: New Product Development
Location: South East England
Job type: Permanent

Job Description

My client, a market leading crisps, snacks, cereals manufacturer is currently looking for a Head of New Product Development to manage development projects from concept to delivery and be the principal development contact for the projects both internally and externally.

This global business want to continue growing in their field and keep ahead with the fast growing snacking sector.

Your main responsibilities will include but not limited too:

•To keep the site management team informed of project progress, highlight anticipated & actual issues as early in the process as possible.
•To take full responsibility for the development of new & innovative products in line with product briefs. These must be commercial and work in practice.
•To be responsible for overseeing projects through the NPD system from brief to launch including maintenance of accurate & detailed project records.
•To liaise with the project leader / lead commercial in order to agree timings for the development elements within the project plan and ensure that they are delivered to achieve the target launch date
•To ensure all new products are discussed with the Technical team in relation to HACCP and food safety requirements
•Develop innovation through sourcing, process and creative improvements.

If you would like to find out more I would be very keen to have a conversation with you. Please email your CV to gareth@drnewitt.com or call Gareth Baerecke on 0131 2265060

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