NPD Manager

  • Product Development
  • Northern Ireland
  • £negotiable
  • W6132
  • If you would like to discuss this job, please contact:
    Dhrutee - 0345 2600 737

The Company

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your NPD career in one of the fastest growing food manufacturers in the UK who produce brand and own label products. They supply ground-breaking innovative lines to the major retailers and are looking for a super talented NPD Manager with the capability to adapt well to a fast paced environment.

The Role

Heading up a team of technologists, you will play a key role in the development of new products, managing the critical path from ideation stage through to concept approval and to launch. You will work closely with site operational, procurement and commercial teams to ensure that the products, at every stage of the project, meet brand and customer expectations.

You will also work closely with internal teams to identify new opportunities within your category whilst applying your NPD and market knowledge to evaluate the commercial viability of new products. In addition, you will liaise with retail customers, cultivating strong relationships to ensure this business stays ahead of its competitors.

The Person

Suit a creative, tenacious and credible NPD Manager or Senior Product Developer who has a proven track record of developing complex food products. You need to have a great understanding of the NPD & EPD process, have evidence of working with ingredient and packaging suppliers as well as experience of developing products for the major retailers with insight into their gate stage processes. Great communication and influencing skills are also essential along with the ability to manage people and support the wider team.

If you have the confidence, determination and agility to work in a fast paced environment, then we’d love to hear from you. Apply or call Kimia on 0345 2600 737 for a confidential chat.

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.

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We do our utmost to get back to candidates quickly but if you have not heard back from us within 5 days then your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, I am sorry to say that we are unable to respond to candidates that do not possess the required food & drink industry experience required for our vacancies.