UK Head of NPD

North East
£65000 Per Annum c£65,000 + Car + Bonus + Benefits
22 Aug 2017
19 Sep 2017
Lisa Taylor
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type
The Organisation

Our client is a rapidly expanding food manufacturing business looking to appoint a UK Head of NPD to support both their North East and Midlands based plants.

The Role

As UK Head of NPD, you will provide leadership, direction and management to NPD teams based across multiple sites as they look to take many products from concept through commercialisation to launch. Working strategically, you will collaborate effectively with multiple stakeholders, both internal and external, to identifiy market and consumer trends and turn ideas into products. Whilst innovationing products to meet consumer trends, you will also look to identify opportunities for simplification of ingredients and sharing best practice across the global sites. Engaging effectively at all levels within the plants, from operator to Senior Leadership Team, will enable you to considering cost effectiveness and manufacturing process optimisation.

About you

As an experienced Head of NPD, you will have a proven track in the development and successful launch of innovative new products. With well developed communication skills, you will have previous experience in the leadership of an NPD team and supporting their development, advancement to support a high profile and expanding business. Degree qualified in a relevant discipline (Food Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering etc) you will have previous experience in developing both branded products and supplying into the private retailers. They are open to applications from candidates who live in within commutable distance of either North East or Midlands, or candidates who may live in Yorkshire/area and open to commuting to sites as/when required.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an expanding and innovative business investing extensively in their plants, to have a key influence on their NPD across the UK whilst driving efficiency and improvement.

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