NPD Manager, Middle East

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

Job Description

Our client is a large food manufacturer supplying products to the leading retailers and food service industries, and are currently looking to expand their team with a Head of NPD Manager at their site based in the Middle East.

The Role

•This role will ensure that all renovation and innovation activity is measured against quality, customer expectation and profitability by challenging existing products and processes.
•You will manage the development process from concept origination to roll-out meeting all deadlines both internally and externally
•You will receive and interpret customer briefs and new product ideas and delegate to team if required
•Create new and innovative products in line with agreed business plans and market developments
•Coordinate and brief suppliers regarding any changes to specification, ingredients or manufacturing materials
•Build and maintain strong and effective relationships with key stakeholders and customers

The Candidate

•The successful candidate must have an NPD background
•An eye for innovation, creativity with a real passion for food is essential
•Experience of working in a development management role with proven knowledge and understanding of all stages in product development
•Be a ‘foodie’ with commercial focus who is able to combine creativity with a complete understanding of full scale production practicalities
•Good experience with protein such as Poultry (cooked & raw), Lamb (cooked & raw), Red, Charcuterie & Value Added produce will be of distinct interest.
•Have strong project management skills

What’s on Offer

• £45,000 - 65,000 Salary (tax free) + Accommodation

If you are interested in this position then please forward a copy of your most up to date CV to matt@drnewitt.com or contact Matt Steedman on +44131 226 5060.
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