Job Title: NPD Manager
Salary: £45,000 – £50,000
Location: Lincolnshire – Hybrid
Our client is a leading food business who supply to a variety of the major retailers. As they continue to expand and grow their presence in the marketplace they are now seeking a driven and ambitious NPD Manager to join their business.
Reporting into the Senior NPD Manager, this brand new role is an excellent opportunity for a Food or Fresh Produce professional looking for their role upwards to join a well-respected food manufacturing company that supplies premium products to a number of retailers.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
* Strategic Development: Lead customer own label development through the Stage and Gate process, ensuring flawless transitions from concept to launch.
* Customer Engagement: Cultivate strong relationships with customer developers, influencing and aligning with their strategic plans.
* Presentation Excellence: Establish the function as a centre of excellence for product development through high standards in customer presentations.
* Budget Oversight: Manage development budgets in coordination with the Lead Product Development Manager.
* Cross-Functional Collaboration: Collaborate internally to optimise the development process and drive continuous improvements.
* Supplier Relationship Management: Work closely with suppliers to stay ahead in NPD thinking and concept creation.
* Market Insight: Conduct market analysis and benchmarking to identify gaps and innovation opportunities in our product range.
* Critical Path Leadership: Lead critical paths for specific product ranges, ensuring quality and timely delivery.
* Industry Engagement: Attend trade shows, NPD events, and supplier reviews to stay informed on industry trends.
* Operational Support: Provide support to other department roles during holidays and short-term absences, ensuring operational continuity.
In return you will be given a generous salary and package and the opportunity to develop your career within a profitable and growing food manufacturing business.
If you believe you have the skills and personality to fit these requirements please either apply via this advert or call Henderson Brown on for more information.
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