NPD Manager

Osr Recruitment Services Ltd
Somerset, UK
17 Jul 2019
01 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is an established & award winning Food Production company who are seeking someone to deliver hands on product development, run plant trials, as well as manage the NPD process and customer interface.

The successful candidate will oversee smooth and profitable integration on products from concept to factory. There is also an on-going requirement to continuously review / improve the existing product range both with the customer and internally.

Main Duties
  • Deliver the NPD and EPD requirements of the customer whilst achieving the gross margin targets for the business.
  • Contribute to the overall leadership of the company, including the role played by the Development Function in delivering the financial targets for the business.
  • Working closely with all functions, deliver focused development that achieves pre agreed gross margin and which optimises existing capabilities and site capacity.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and expertise within the target areas.
  • Understand the wants and the needs of both internal and external customers. Develop clear continuous improvement plans and targets.
  • Facilitate integrated team working and present facts and ideas clearly and accurately to achieve effective communication across all business functions.
  • Embrace the principles and importance of the role of customer category understanding and relevant consumer insight so we effectively deliver development to the correct target audience.
  • Plan, organise and control resources to deliver new product development concepts to an agreed quality, cost and timescales.
  • Departmental Budgetary Responsibility.
  • Manage critical paths for all NPD Projects.

Key Skills
  • Food Development and recipe knowledge
  • Consumer insight
  • Budgetary Management
  • Technical development
  • People management skills and previous responsibility
  • Food related Qualification (HND / Degree)
  • Preferable: Liquid beverage experience

We will endeavour to respond to your contact/application within 48 hours, but due to the volume of applications we receive on a daily basis, if you haven't heard from us within 4 working days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

This advert has been posted by a recruitment agency acting on behalf of a client.

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