NPD Manager

The One Group
North Yorkshire
11 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The business I am recruiting for are a successful, expanding and diverse Food Production company that cater to premium Retailers within the UK including M&S. They do have international Production facilities also. They pride themselves on having extremely high standards and working with transparency. They are an innovative company that are always adapting and expanding their product range. This NPD manager will be situated on their site in North Yorkshire.

Ideal Candidate:
The ideal person for this NPD Manager role will be someone that has managed an NPD process previously from the creative stage, through critical path to launch, ideally with a qualification within Food Science or relevant subject. They will be a member of the team that can build on already strong relationships with customers and have experience of doing so with the likes of M&S and Tesco. They will have led and implemented projects with success and hold a good amount of knowledge when it comes to a manufacturing process. As the NPD Manager they will have to be a strong man manager that can develop and build the team under them.

Job description and key responsibilities:

The role of NPD Manager for the North Yorkshire site will be tasked with the development and management of the NPD function. They will manage the delivery process from the Creative stage and follow through the Critical path to Product Launch. All of the direct resources will be set up to manage the process along the way. The NPD Manager will coordinate other departments with effective ease and ensure the NPD function runs smoothly.

*Deliver new products to market in line with Company strategy
*Ensure retailer relationships are strong
*Presenting to Retailers and Managing expectations
*Maintain and grow supplier connections to ensure a competitive edge in the market
*Ensure interdepartmental collaboration is seamless and effective
*Coach, train and develop the NPD Team whilst reporting to the Head of NPD
*Ensure products are developed within guidelines for food safety, shelf life and legislation
*Lead project Teams

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