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NPD Manager

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27 July 2018
West Midlands
£45,000 to £50,000
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Job Description

I’m looking for an NPD Manager to join this well established and every growing food manufacturing company. They want someone who is highly creative so potentially someone from a chef background but needs to have full NPD experience from concept to launch.


The Role

  • Work with the sales and marketing teams, develop and manage all NPD from concept to launch
  • Present to client new concepts and development on current briefs
  • Run and organise formal meetings for internal and external colleagues/clients
  • Keep up to date with market changes
  • Liaise with the Technical and Operations side for analysis and trials purposes
  • Support the technical team in generating internal and external documentations
  • Understanding of competitor’s category product portfolios through regular store audits
  • Manage the team, including annual appraisals, reviews and any recruitment or training needs
  • Build confidence in the product and maintain regular contact, ensuring a strong working relationship with internal and external stakeholders
  • Record and communicate development activities for KPIs and budget purposes
  • Source new raw materials


Innovation is really starting to take off at this site, so they are looking for someone with vision and drive that can continue taking this category from strength to strength.