Product Development Manager, Warwickshire
Location: West Midlands
County / State: Warwickshire
Category: New Product Development
Consultant: Rachel Parkin
Start date: Asap
Salary: £35,000 - £42,000 per annum plus Benefits
Unique opportunity to work cross-category with branded and retailer own label, customer-facing project delivery, fast-paced and ever-changing...
An established company manufacturing well-known branded products, with an expanding portfolio of customers and exciting new developments on the horizons. In this role you are going to work with a truly inspirational, pro-active and intelligent Head of NPD with a wealth of NPD experience in both branded and own label environments who will support you in your work and will be an excellent mentor.
Here change will be driven and you will get to influence and challenge major stakeholders across marketing, commercial and procurement teams. Yes we need a strong influencer, someone who understands the pressures and time constraints of working for the major retailers but the rewards and projects you will be managing will be exciting and diverse.
This role won't put you in a box, you will remain hands-on working with cross-functional teams to drive and deliver high quality, tasty products on time and within budget. Knowing the business as I do the ability to understand the functionality of ingredients and perhaps be a little more scientific in your thinking would also be advantageous.
This business is financially stable, backed by a wider business and with lots of investment and belief in its position in the UK market place. They are looking to refocus and improve on the product offering they are looking for a commercially astute Product Developer who is able to manage projects from concept to launch, and manage full project delivery. The site is modern, with both bespoke automation and more manual lines, and there is a dedicated and hard working workforce; you will not only work with this site team but with other sites in the wider business.
This isn't your standard NPD or project manager role in this position you will still be hands-on across certain aspects of the NPD process from concept to launch, including: blue sky innovation, commercial viability, cost reduction, managing trials and art work approval. You will be customer facing and will be able to build and maintain strong working relationships. As the project deliver manager you will ensure a flow of knowledge is communicated throughout teams, risks are assessed and solutions actioned managing the full critical path for the process.
If you are passionate, enjoy pace and have proven project management skills I would love to hear from you,
We can interview asap so apply today! Get those wheels turning before new year and think about that fresh start you will have to look forward to in 2018!
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