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NPD Manager,  East Anglia - £65k

Reference: GB36219 - Category: New Product Development

Consultant: Gareth Baerecke

Our client, a large multi-national food manufacturer supplying chilled products to the leading retailers and food service industries, are currently recruiting for the role of NPD Manager at their site based in East Anglia.

The Role

• This role main responsibility will be managing the development of new products and new product ranges to deliver company growth
• Managing cross functional and intercompany project teams to deliver New Products that meet UK market requirements and opportunities using existing production capabilities
• Producing detailed product development briefs including desired attributes, target costs, formats and packaging based on approved development concepts and factory capabilities
• Working with project team members to formulate or develop appropriate recipes to meet the requirements of each opportunity including developing kitchen samples & factory trials
• Agreeing samples and recipes with internal and external stakeholders prior to managing agreed products into production trials and through to subsequent launch
• Ensuring projects are delivered in a timely manner and are reviewed at first production and post-launch to ensure they have been delivered to the agreed specification and quality standard
• Develop a detailed understanding of current capabilities for each of the relevant production sites to facilitate the product development process.

The Candidate

• The successful candidate must have experience within the FMCG/Meat sector, this is essential
• Experience of the Product Development process, from factory to launch
• Excellent Project Management Skills, with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in project management
• Ability to manage complex, cross functional projects.

What’s on Offer

• £40-65 Salary
• Company Car

If you are interested in this position then please forward a copy of your most up to date CV to or contact Gareth Baerecke on 0131 226 5060.