Product Innovation Manager

Location
London (West), London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive Salary + Bonus
Posted
27 Sep 2018
Closes
27 Oct 2018
Ref
11/14929/7
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Product Innovation Manager – West London

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 -energy, focussed and dedicated team!

Responsibilities for Product Innovation Manager

  • Lead on delivering a market-leading, highly innovative NPD pipeline of products, reporting into the Head of Commercial and contributing to the long term NPD strategy
  • Identify and shape product innovation opportunities, including market research, strategic and commercial analysis, in co-operation with the Category and Sales teams
  • Develop and manage Critical Paths to ensure all NPD is executed to the highest standard, 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, and any other retailer requirements
  • Ensure successful launch of the new products in the market, with the Sales and Marketing teams

About You

  • 4+ years of product innovation/NPD experience in fresh/frozen/dairy
  • Strong commercial skills and good technical knowledge, with understanding of manufacturing standards, product safety and EU/UK legal compliance
  • A great eye for detail, can comfortably develop and manage critical paths and timelines, and ensure that product specs and packaging are 100% accurate
  • Driven and a high-achiever, yet a great team player
  • Adept at managing multiple projects and priorities at the same time, and comfortable at identifying where you need support
  • Good at building relationships, internally and externally, ensuring that everyone delivers what the project needs to succeed
  • Thrives on working in a fast-paced environment with an outstanding team, building an exceptional business

Full detailed job spec provided on application so please forward CV’s to quoting reference 11/14929/7

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