Focus Management Consultants Limited

Recruitment Specialists for the food and drink industry

NPD Manager - 12 month FTC - Cheshire

Location: North West

County / State: Cheshire

Category: New Product Development, Retail

Reference: NCM894638

Consultant: Nicole Moloney

Start date: ASAP

Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 per annum


Experienced NPD Manager required for twelve months to oversee the development of new products and processes for a successful chilled food manufacturer

Job Description

My client is looking for a proven New Product Development Manager to join them for twelve months whilst the current NPD Manager is on maternity leave. The role reports into the Head of Development and will have four direct reports. Leadership of a team through change is essential.

This role will involve innovating new products and processes as well as re-developing existing products. My client has a diverse customer base, and therefore requires a track record of delivering at pace with multi retailers. Chilled experience is also desirable as my client produces a large number of SKU's.

You will be responsible for developing and agreeing the Development Plan for the business in line with the Category Strategy. Delivering ahead of the competition through understanding the needs of both internal and external customers. Presenting current and new categories to customers, managing critical paths, as well as organising and controlling the resources to deliver new product development to an greed quality and timescale.

As Development Manager you will also be required to recruit, lead and motivate and inspire direct reports to achieve personal development and continual improvement.

You will ideally be available to start immediately in order to enable a handover period with the current NPD Manager.

Get in touch today for further information.

This is an exiting opportunity to join a leading chilled food manufacturer for a twelve month period.

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