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NPD Manager

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20 December 2017
Up to £35,000 dep. on experience
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Job Description

Experienced NPD Manager required for outstanding industry leader to produce award-winning products.

Job Description
We require an experienced NPD Manager reporting to a Head of NPD to head up the creative to launch gate process of new product development for a major UK retailer. This is an established facility with excellent capabilities and a strong H&S and quality culture. It employs around 250 employees many with long standing service, and promote internal development.

Driven by the innovation team you will be managing a team of 10 and will be providing the highest of customer service to major retailers and manufacturers. You will be the customer lead and will delegate and manage project delivery through your team ensuring timely launches. You will become an expert in your category field and will keep abreast of trends, customer behaviour and competitor activities through safaris and competitor shops. You will be able to bring back ideas and influence ideas and solutions to senior managers. You will also get to work direct with suppliers ensuring the finest ingredients, best prices and new ingredients to keep a competitive advantage.

Other responsibilities will include:

  • Daily management of the NPD team
  • Management, ownership and support of the NPD process through to post launch review
  • Lead project teams
  • Run "blue sky" thinking brainstorms

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