NPD Manager - Product Development Manager (FOTG / FMCG)

Newcastle Upon Tyne
From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
12 Oct 2016
20 Oct 2016
Contract Type
NPD Manager - Product Development Manager (FOTG / FMCG) Newcastle Salary £60,000 - £65,000 Our client is the leading bakery food-on-the-go retailer in the UK. Expert bakers for the last 75 years, we serve delicious, freshly baked, quality food at great value prices to a million customers each day, in over 1,671 shops around the UK. They are now looking for an innovative and passionate Product Development Manager to join the team and successfully deliver the product range and the development / launch of all new and upgraded products against the business plan. Your main responsibilities will be to design and deliver product briefs for new and existing products, that will exceed competitor offerings in terms of range, innovation and quality. You will also review product performance, developing realistic costs for new products using financial and commercial information effectively. This position is key in the contribution of the creation, communication and delivery of a structured and winning food strategy. The ideal candidate will have a passion for food and have similar experience within Food On The Go, across all categories. We are looking for proven commercial acumen, project management and influencing skills, with the ability to motivate a team. You will have good knowledge of product development and food manufacturing processes, as well as an understanding of customer needs and changing food trends. This position can be based remotely but will need to be based at the Newcastle site 3 days a week. This job was originally posted as