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Head of NPD & Innovation

Job Reference:
V/12653/SF
Date Posted:
19 September 2017
Location:
West London
Salary:
Competitive + Benefits
Sector:
Drink
Job Function:
Marketing, NPD, Technical
Job Type:
Permanent

Job Description

Are you interested in changing the face of healthy food and drink in the UK? Are you ambitious, forward thinking and love being a part of a high-energy team? Our client is a leading healthy drinks brand looking someone to head up their innovation and NPD team.

Reporting into the founder, you will be responsible for developing new product ranges from concept to launch in line with the NPD strategy whilst incorporating the brand values. You'll play a key cross-functional role in the generation of concept briefs including aspects such as flavours, recipes, textures, raw materials and nutritional elements. You will also oversee the technical responsibilities across all products.

The successful candidate will have 4+ years' experience working in a team and launching exciting new products/ranges. You will have an excellent knowledge of all aspects of NPD including technical. You should have a Food Science or Technology degree with strong, well-rounded NPD experience in drinks or food product development within a FMCG environment. From making kitchen samples to scaling up in a co-packing environment, you will have done it all before. Drinks experience is preferable.

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