Junior NPD Manager

Location
London (Greater)
Salary
£Competitive + Bonus
Posted
20 Jun 2018
Closes
20 Jul 2018
Ref
11/14929/7
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Junior NPD Manager

Our client is an industry leading, fast-growing ethical healthy food brand. Founded in 2011 they have a carved a niche within their sector and are at triple digit growth YoY.

They supply top retailers, both specialist organic / healthy and mainstream, with their products enjoying the widest press coverage and a surge in the UK public awareness of this niche product. The sales are growing rapidly and the company has to date experienced sales growth of over 250% yoy.  They have ambitious plans for further growth in the UK and overseas, and a market-leading innovation plan.  There are plenty of opportunities for professional growth and development in this high

Responsibilities:

  • Support the Head of Commercial to deliver a market-leading NPD pipeline, and help to shape our long term NPD strategy
  • Develop and manage Critical Paths to ensure all NPD is executed perfectly, including management of 3rd party manufacturers and logistics partners
  • Formulate product briefs and co-ordinate panels to ensure max success
  • Identify and research new ingredient and packaging suppliers, and new 3rd party manufacturers
  • Co-ordinate artwork specs and manufacturing/technical specs, ensuring compliance with relevant legal and technical standards
  • Support the Sales team on product specifications and technical administration, and technical information requirements for New Line Forms
  • Monitor the UK and overseas market to identify category and product trends

The Ideal Candidate:

  • You have 4+ years of NPD experience in Dairy
  • You have a good technical knowledge, with understanding of manufacturing standards, product safety and EU/UK legal compliance
  • You have a great eye for detail, can comfortably develop and manage critical paths and timelines, and ensure that our product specs and packaging are 100% accurate
  • You are driven and a high-achiever, yet a great team player
  • You are adept at managing multiple projects and priorities at the same time, and you are comfortable at identifying where you need support
  • You are good at building relationships, internally and externally, ensuring that everyone delivers what the project needs to succeed
  • You thrive on working in a fast-paced environment with an outstanding team, building an exceptional business-energy, focussed and dedicated team!

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