Focus Management Consultants Limited

Recruitment Specialists for the food and drink industry

Innovation Manager - Food - London

County / State: London

Category: Food Technology, New Product Development, Retail

Reference: RLP894369

Consultant: Rachel Parkin

Start date: ASAP

Salary: £50,000 - £65,000 per annum plus Benefits

Summary

Are you looking to put your creative talents to better use?

Job Description

First to market, industry-leading concept development is the priority here...

This Innovation Manager role involves taking the latest food trends and creating highly successful, inspirational new concepts that are first to market.

Supplying into a premium retail customer you will be dreaming up new concepts, working with specialist development chefs to present customers with products with a real wow factor. You'll be a highly creative individual who is also analytical - able to interpret consumer insight data to make informed decisions. You'll also need an understanding of manufacturing processes and capabilities to devise products that push the boundaries yet are realistic to take to successful launch.

You'll be a self-starter who confidently presents your ideas, creates excitement about new concepts; getting customers and internal teams engaged in each project. You'll be able to juggle multiple projects with differing priorities and timelines. It is very fast-paced with loads of variety including travelling to see customers and production facilities.

You'll be the key customer contact, forging an effective working relationship through managing expectations, delivering at all key project stages and influencing both internally and externally to make things happen. Once approved you will look to hand concepts over to the site manufacturing NPD teams to manage projects to launch

A key requirement is experience supplying into UK retail customers; managing the customer relationship and multiple NPD projects successfully. Product category is flexible although those with Bakery, Food to Go, Snacking, Desserts or Confectionery would fit really well.

If you think you fit the bill and would like to know more, click apply or contact us for more details...

Ref RLP894369 By Focus Management

Follow Focus Management on Twitter @foodjob

Focus Management Consultants Ltd, Tel: +44 (0) 1625 560778

Apply for this job