Focus Management Consultants Limited

Recruitment Specialists for the food and drink industry

Product Development Manager, Northamptonshire

Location: East Midlands

County / State: Northamptonshire

Job type: Permanent

Category: New Product Development

Reference: ZEG893743a

Consultant: Zoe Gmaj

Start date: Asap

Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 per annum


Market-leading, chilled food manufacturing business based in Northamptonshire seeks experienced leader to join team...

Job Description

Do you thrive on innovating new food products for major retailers and foodservice customers? Like working closely with Commercial teams and keeping abreast of consumer trends? This is the role for you...

Join a market leader and utilise your NPD experience to improve existing products, innovate new concepts and ensure the business remains on top of its game. Relationships are important in this business, it is a true team environment, so it is key you are able to build strong relationships with the full internal supply chain and customers alike. In return, you will be given autonomy to deliver the best products to market and lots of opportunity to progress within the business. This role is customer facing, so it will also allow you to hone these skills, you can expect to be out and about, either at a customer or another group site regularly, building relationships.


  • Benchmarking, competitor analysis and shop visits
  • Influence customer briefs
  • Develop products to support the NPD programme
  • Full concept to launch development

This is a role where you can be proactive. You can influence and challenge products, capabilities and the development process. From day one you will take ownership for your own category in protein; take customer briefs, manage raw material suppliers and product costings, through to samples and scale-up in the factory. You will get the variety that so few businesses offer these days within a secure and forward-thinking company!

This role is immediately available - apply now!

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