Group Head of NPD
Based in London, our client is an award winning, innovation driven, household drinks brand looking for someone special to lead their European NPD strategy and support the business delivering double digit growth across western Europe. Managing the Group Products team, this role will make sure all drink recipes are excellent quality and at the right cost, recommending improvements when needed, and ensuring new season ingredients are assessed in recipes every harvest. The role will be a key linchpin within the supply chain team and the wider business, working alongside the innovation delivery and marketing teams as well as the manufacturing sites to deliver excellent products that genuinely lead their sector.
To be suitable for this role candidates will have at least 5 years’ experience in the supermarket, branded or food manufacturing sectors with an impressive track record in leading a food or drink new product development team to deliver both short & longer term innovation from scratch through to launch. They will combine that with an exceptional palette with the ability to translate & describe sensory quality. Above all this role requires an inspirational leader who sets clear direction for their team with a strong ability to engage and motivate lots of different stakeholders as well as present recommendations at Board level.
If you have the creativity, leadership and track record to match this career defining opportunity, please contact Darren Houghton on 0113 834 6634 for a confidential discussion or apply below.