We have an exciting opportunity available for a leading food manufacturer. Here at Futures, we are looking for an NPD Manager due to continued growth and expansion of the company.
Reporting into the Site Director you will be responsible for managing new projects from concept to launch based upon agreed strategic targets and goals. The ideal candidate will have a chilled food manufacturing background.
Validate consumer, commercial and category needs to identify genuine innovation to grow the category and increase brand share
Direct and deliver an innovation and NPD plan that supports the strategy and drives growth opportunities for the future
Manage relationships with new and existing suppliers to develop products in line with technical, nutritional, commercial and consumer needs
Drive clear & open communication between relevant personnel.
Development of new products and packaging concepts, expansion and refreshment of existing product platforms and ranges
Liaise with all departments/stakeholders across the business including sales, logistics and finance
Attending factory trials to ensure correct translation of kitchen concept to factory sign-off
The Successful candidate will have;
Management experience preferred within the Food industry
Working knowledge of technical standards including HACCP and experience of working with the major retailers with an understanding of their systems, processes and standards is also required.
A degree within a food science / technology discipline is highly desirable
Strong leadership, communication, organisational and interpersonal skills
Excellent detailed project management skills, ability to multitask and re-prioritise
Excellent time management and self-motivation with the ability to work to deadlines and under pressure
Why work here?
Do you want to grow with the business? This company will invest in you and the opportunity will be there for you to develop and progress in your career. Do you want to work for a highly successful company? If you are answering Yes to these questions then this is the role for you.
The salary for this role also includes a good pension along with other benefits.
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