Focus Management Consultants Limited

Recruitment Specialists for the food and drink industry

Senior NPD Technologist, Surrey

Location: South East

County / State: Surrey

Category: New Product Development, Retail

Reference: RLP894698

Consultant: Rachel Parkin

Start date: ASAP

Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per annum plus Benefits


Opportunity to shape a brand new role in Product Development working for a successful ambient food business

Job Description

It's not often that you get a chance to step into a brand new position and make it your own. Here you will have the opportunity to own the NPD function for an already successful and growing food business.

There is a huge opportunity to expand the existing range and introduce smarter, trend-led innovation to current products.

As Senior NPD Technologist you will report into the Technical Director and work with a global supply base. The business supplies into all major UK retailers with both branded and private label ambient products. You will look at global food trends and identify opportunities to deliver commercially successful new concepts into retail customers. This will involve some international travel and meetings with key retail customers.

You'll be supported by strong technical and commercial teams who you will work closely with. You'll be seen as the driver of innovation; the go-to person who is ahead of the latest food trends and knows how to translate these into successful products. So you'll need to have experience in managing the development process from concept to launch and a clear passion for food innovation. You might have retail or food manufacturing experience and our client is really open to people from different product areas.

There's a lot of support for personal training and development in this business and you'll be working for a well-respected and supportive manager who has great ambitions for this role.

If you think this could be the role for you, click apply or get in touch directly and let's talk.

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