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NPD Manager

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20 December 2017
Up to £45,000 dep. on experience
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Do you have a sweet tooth and love an indulgent treat? If you're an innovative foodie who enjoys baking and is a keen project manager look no further. For many years our client has been manufacturing some of the UKs most loved baked goods, there are few customers that won't have tried well-known delicious treats. Due to expansion plans this organisation now seeks an NPD Manager, based in Surrey to help develop the innovations team.

Reporting into Head of Innovation, you will be responsible for all aspects of innovation including blue sky development, improved product development, packing and processes. You will manage multiple projects for large clients and will have a team of developers and NPD technologists reporting into you. Strong communication skills are a must as you will give support to all areas of the business across the board in Production, Procurement, Sales, Marketing and Customer contact. Managing multiple projects for the retailers, you will work alongside the current trends and consumer wants to help deliver new, more secure and profitable innovation plans.

Successful candidates will have a good technical knowledge of food in general with specific experience in bakery products. An up-to-date knowledge of Food law is a must with a technical understanding of specifications and retailer documentation requirements. An excellent communicator and project manager with in-depth experience of working with the retailers is a prerequisite. Candidates with an eye for detail concerning market trends, ingredients and packaging will go far in this role.

Degree educated or equivalent in a Food Science is preferred with experience working in a food development environment or food manufacturing is essential. Over 3 years of managerial experience is key to help develop the team of technologists achieve their true potential. All candidates must be extremely credible with Sales, Manufacturing and most importantly Customer relationships. The organisation is offering an impressive salary and package with fantastic career progression potential and skill development, if you a creative thinker with a flair for the retailers please apply immediately.

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