NPD Manager - Retail Accounts

  • Product Development
  • East Midlands
  • £negotiable
  • W6092
  • If you would like to discuss this job, please contact:
    Dhrutee - 0345 2600 737

The Company

We are working with an amazing company who have grown to become one of the UK’s most successful food businesses producing a plethora of pioneering products within the complex chilled arena. With their passion for food innovation and quality they are seeking a like-minded NPD Manager who can implement the NPD strategy for their biggest retailer accounts.

The Role

In this highly sought after NPD role you will manage a small team and work alongside the development chefs to manage the innovation of products across multiple product categories for retail customers.

With your eye on the latest food and ingredient trends you’ll support and encourage the talents of NPD Chefs and Technologists to create culinary delights that consumers will love, from offering innovative range extensions to bringing brand new concepts to the table.

In this customer focused role you’ll also work in partnership with one of the company’s most prestigious retail clients, influencing the direction of key NPD projects and presenting new range ideas to really excite and inspire key decision makers.

The Person

Suit a creative, tenacious and credible NPD Manager who has experience of working within inventive and complex product categories, or a Senior Development Technologist who is ready for the next step up.

You'll have a proven track record of driving the development of new products where you have delivered persuasive presentations and established great relationships with the major retailers. You must also have excellent team management skills with the ability to motivate and develop a creative team to reach their full potential. You'll need to have superb interpersonal and communication skills coupled with a resourceful and flexible approach to the NPD process in order to lead your team to deliver successful NPD projects.

If you have a passion for food and are looking for the chance to make an impact with this thriving food business then apply now or get in touch with Dhrutee to find out more – Tel: 0345 2600 737 or E: dhrutee@blue-spark.org.uk

Although we do our utmost to respond to all applicants, there are times when this is just not possible due to sheer volume so if you have not heard from us within 5 working days then we are sorry to say your application for this role has not been successful.

Also, please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.