NPD Manager

Recruiter
SI Recruitment
Location
Northallerton, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
31 Aug 2019
Closes
06 Sep 2019
Ref
1209773889
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
NPD Manager

A FMCG business is recruiting for a NPD Manager to successfully take a lead on the development of their new and existing products and introducing and refining new product concepts through the development process and ensuing that technical and quality standards are achieved. Focus will be on to develop new and modify existing products for our customers. Build strong relationship with the customers and understand working to tight deadlines.

Duties
  • Develop new concepts, recipes and flavours not only in response to customer briefs, but work with Production, Technical, Quality Control and Marketing & Sales.
  • Manage focused development of new products to deliver the required margin for our customers and the business.
  • Understanding customer and company budgets when designing new products to ensure efficiency and profitability and drafting Business case plan for proposed launches for sign-off.
  • Provide samples requested by customers on time, with supporting paperwork including preliminary specification details.
  • Contribute to the business NPD strategy, delivering and implementing improvements to the NPD process as well as looking at EPD
  • Monitor and benchmark product quality of new and existing products
  • To effectively manage end to end product and packaging development
  • Continue to develop relationships between factory operations, technical, manufacturing teams and supply chain
  • Write detailed product briefs for new product launches
  • A real foodie with a passion for innovation, and a proven track record of launching innovative products in the food & drinks industry
  • Prepare and present new product concepts with key values to our key customers.
  • Complete and submit required customer information within the required timeline.

Carry out any tasks requested in any department as requested by a member of the management team.

Requirements and Qualifications
  • Educated to degree level in a food related subject would be hugely advantageous.
  • A proven track record of developing recipes from concept through to launch.
  • Experience of working in a fast paced environment with an awareness of project management techniques, in particular critical path and gated processes.
  • Be an excellent communicator and relationships are key, both internally and externally.
  • Experience within food production environment

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