New Product Development Manager - Food

Elevate Recruitment
£40k - 45k per year + Benefits
18 Oct 2016
17 Nov 2016
Contract Type

New Product Development Manager – Food Industry

Our Client a UK leader in innovative snacking, have an exciting opportunity to join their team. We are currently seeking a passionate and creative New Product Development Manager with strong drive and determination, this role offers a rewarding salary of up to £45,000pa. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an exciting and expanding business based in Essex.

Key responsibilities:

  • To provide market leading NPD solutions and direction to the business.
  • To provide technical support to customers in relation to food safety, legislation and product quality.
  • To identify cost saving opportunities through continued technical understanding.
  • Managing development from concept to launch
  • Building strong relationships with key retailers
  • Ability to Manage multiple products
  • A passion and understanding of quality products

Essential Skills / Qualifications:

  • A vast amount of food experience in either a retailer or manufacturer
  • Educated to degree level in either Food Science, Marketing or Business
  • Proven track record of effective NPD innovation of food products
  • Identifying of improvements to maximise sales
  • Solid food knowledge including raw materials
  • Effective understanding of the marketplace
  • Innovation and creation of new products
  • Strong motivator with high levels of energy and enthusiasm
  • Be comfortable and effective as a customer facing contact
  • Customer liaison skills
  • A background in Snacking or Confectionary is desirable

We are looking for a highly motivated New Product Development Manager with excellent communication and team working skills and a flexible approach to work.

This is a great opportunity to be part of a successful expanding business.

In return for meeting the above criteria the successful candidate will be rewarded with a competitive salary of up to £45,000 dependent on experience.

Elevate Recruitment & Training Consultants Limited are a specialist FMCG / Food industry recruiter. This vacancy is just one of a number of vacancies that we are working in the sector – please get in touch for further details.

To apply for this position, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Commutable from: Braintree, Colchester, Halstead, Marks Tey, Cressing, Great Notley, Felstead, Castle Hedingham, Sudbury, Long Melford, Great Bardfield, Thaxted, Finchingfield, Essex

Keywords: Innovations Manager, NPD Manager, New Product Development, Brand Manager, Senior Brand Manager, Food, FMCG, Packaging, Dairy, Snacks, Snacking, Confectionery, Marketing, Marketing Manager, NPD, Innovation, Development

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