NPD Project Manager

Natures Way Foods Ltd
West Sussex
12 Jan 2018
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
We are growing and as part of that growth we are looking for an NPD Project Manager to join our innovative and forward thinking NPD Team. You will be working at our brand new office which is based on the Chichester Food Park, near to Chichester in West Sussex. Do you have NPD experience within the Food industry? If so we would like to hear from you. Your primary responsibility will be to project manage from concept to launch working on one of our largest customer accounts. Your role will focus on supporting and growing the company sales, profit and market share by delivering consumer focused NPD and EPD based on category insights. This is a permanent role. Hours: 8.30am - 5.30pm Monday - Friday. Here's a bit more detail: Work with our category team to identify opportunities and develop commercially viable products and solutions. Project manage NPD/EPD through the development process. Manage key stakeholders and involvement with all stages of the development process. Work with customers to develop short and long term NPD plans. Drive project delivery for customer launches, ensuring products are launched on time and in full.About you: An enthusiastic and tenacious project manager with previous experience of working within NPD in the Food industry. Excellent communication skills with the ability to manage relationships and influence across all levels of the business to Executive level. Ability to work autonomously through the project management lifecycle but also be a strong team player and maintain regular communication with key stakeholders. Proven experience in, and the ability to, manage multiple, complex projects to tight deadlines. A passion and enthusiasm for the food industry. Knowledge of retail landscape and processes. Excellent communication and the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. Commercial awareness and an understanding of the sales and category function in relation to NPD. Customer focused. Degree or equivalent in a Food related discipline would be a bonus although not essential.About us: Here at Natures Way, we love food! It all started in 1994 with bagged salad and now we are a leading and award winning manufacturer of fresh convenient foods such as prepared salad and fruit, dressed salads, food to go, coleslaw and potato salad to name just a few, supplying to some of the UKs largest household name supermarkets and restaurants. Operating from four sites on the scenic south coast, Natures Way Foods (NWF) is now one of the largest employers in the area. We're immensely proud to employ a diverse team of nearly 1200 talented, committed and high performing people, valuing their individual strengths, talents, industry knowledge and experience. The Perks: We want you to love working for us and what you do, so we have put together a great package of benefits: A competitive salary plus company performance related bonus Company pension 25 days' holiday plus 8 bank holidays Healthcare package Life Assurance policy Employee Assistance Programme Exclusive online benefits and discounts Plenty of development and training opportunities Free parking available across all sites Relocation packages availableAbout the office location: Commuting here is a breeze! All four sites are located close to the bottom of the A3 and M27, surrounded by fields and serenity. Our offices are modern, bright and airy with free parking onsite. What to do next… We really hope this has piqued your interest and would love to hear from you. Click the 'apply' button today and our expert internal recruitment team will be in touch! If you aspire to work in a fast-paced business that is growing from strength to strength, join us. You'll not only find this a brilliant place to work but also a dynamic business you can take pride in being a part of. We're also proud to say we're an equal opportunities employer. Keywords: NPD Manager, NPD Project Manager, Product Development, Development, EPD, New Product Development, Product Developer, Food Industry, FMCG, Food Manufacturing, Concept Developer, NPD Technologist, Food Developer, Innovation, Convenience, Salads, Fresh, Frozen, Ambient, Own label, Retailers, #Chichester, #NWF