NPD Manager, North West England

Salary: £45K
Sector: New Product Development
Location: North West England
Job type: Permanent

Job Description

I am working a leading food company at their site based in Lancashire who are seeking a highly motivated & career minded individual who is looking to progress their career.

This multisite company is rapidly growing and this brand new role had been created in response.

Working in the chilled and frozen sectors, you will be responsible for managing and coordinating the development for a key customer of the business.

Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

• Manage the NPD Process to ensure all products are launched successfully, effectively and timely for the business working alongside technical, production, commercial and purchasing
• Accountable for the coordination and presentation of NPD to the retail customer
• Ensure product concepts are scaled up in the factory for timely accurate delivery to customer
• Manage factory trials involving the relevant technical and production personnel
• Stay up to date with all relevant food trends and food innovation
• Routinely customer facing to develop and build string and positive relationships with the customer and key personnel


The Candidate:

• Good experience at Management level in NPD
• Experience of developing junior team members
• Working in a related customer facing NPD role in the FMCG retail food sector
• Degree qualification in Food Science, Food Technology, or related,
• Strong interpersonal skills, both internal and external
• Excellent communication and presentation skills
• Full clean driving licence

In return you will be offered a competitive salary DOE

Here is what’s great about the role and the business:

• Monday – Friday
• 28 days holiday
• Pension scheme
• Great progression and career opportunities
• Working with high profile retail accounts
• Working with the highest quality ingredients and products


If this sounds like you and you are interested in the NPD Manager vacancy, hit apply, send me an up to date CV to jack.bradfield@drnewitt.com or give me a call on 0131 226 5060
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Jack Bradfield
jack.bradfield@drnewitt.com

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