NPD Manager, Somerset

Salary: £50K
Sector: New Product Development
Location: Somerset
Job type: Permanent

Job Description

A fantastic, award winning client has an opportunity for an NPD Manager

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person with bundles of energy, drive and enthusiasm to join a fast-paced team working in Dairy and liquids.

The Product Development Manager's main responsibilities is to deliver hands on development, run plant trials, as well as manage the NPD process and customer interface.

The Role
• Develop and encourage good customer relationships and positive company image.
• Continuously review / improve the existing product range both with the customer and internally
• Departmental Budgetary Responsibility..
• Communicate internally through weekly development meetings.
• Manage critical paths for all NPD Projects.
• Plan, organise and control resources to deliver new product development concepts to an agreed quality, cost and timescales
• To recruit, lead, motivate and inspire direct reports to achieve personal development plans and achieve agreed departmental targets
• And more !

The Candidate
• Experience with Dairy and liquids preferred
• Microsoft office and excel skills
• Educated to HND / Degree level in food related qualification
• Food / Development recipe knowledge
• Management experience (2-3 years at least)
• Ability to manage team
• Artwork and technical knowledge

Benefits
• Pension scheme
• 33 days holiday (including bank holidays)
• Sick Pay
• Life insurance
• Profit share scheme
• Long term awards
• Subsidised canteen
• Bonuses
• Local Business discounts
• EAP – Employee assistance programme

Meet your consultant
Emily Greene
emily.greene@drnewitt.com

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