Product Innovation Manager

Michael Page Engineering & Manufacturing
14 Apr 2018
17 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

You have the chance to join a growing food manufacturer that are going through an exciting period of change. Due to an influx of product development they are in need of a Product Innovation Manager to be based from their Northamptonshire site. This role will require you to work cross functionally with NPD, Manufacturing & Commercial teams.

Client Details

This company manufacture a broad range of food products & as a result have invested ensuring the manufacturing processes ensure successful delivery of those products & ultimately customer satisfaction. You have the chance to work with multiple food categories & with some of the leading food retailers.


You have the chance to work for a growing manufacturer who is investing heavily in new products & equipment at their Northamptonshire based site. As the Product innovation Manager your primary aim is to manage development projects to on time successful conclusion.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Ensure successful deliver of new product launches; on time & on budget.
  • Interfacing with internal counterpart cross functionally from concept to launch.
  • Managing critical paths for NPD projects.
  • Being the primary day-to-day point of contact for both internally and external customers.
  • Liaising inter-departmentally & sharing knowledge in order to develop Best Practices within day to day activities.
  • Working with an extensive product range & work with process ingredient, manufacturing, packaging, innovation & commercial teams as well as external customers.


The successful candidate will be:

  • Ideally a Degree level in either Food Science/ Food Technology or closely related subject.
  • Proven track record of delivering new food product launches on time & in budget.
  • Effective organisational & project management skills
  • Commercial awareness.
  • Ability to interpret technical data, ensuring accuracy and consistency.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Job Offer

The successful Product Innovation Manager will be offered between £40,000 - £50,000 dependant on experiance

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