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Head of NPD | Plant-Based

Henson Recruitment Ltd.
A beautiful part of England, likely need to relocate
c£90,000 + Senior Package
Closing date
18 Jun 2021

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Food & Drink
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A high profile opportunity is available for an NPD leader to join a profitable Plant-Based organisation based in the UK who are beginning their global journey in one of the most dynamic categories within food. The Plant-Based division is highly ambitious and aims to double it’s size in 3yrs and become a leader in category by driving the brand and innovation alongside major investment in to the manufacturing site.

Head of NPD | Plant-based / Alternative Proteins | c£90k + Senior Package

Based in the Plant-Based Centre of Excellence, you will hold first class knowledge and experience of alternative proteins with the ability to demonstrate your experience of concept and process – this is essential. You must bring creativity to the role leading the site team with energy and flair whilst managing complex projects including R&D to ensure innovation concept is brought to fruition. The role will lead regular updates with the Global Plant-Based Leadership Team and work closely with a number of internal departments and stakeholders ensuring projects are aligned with path times and budgets.

The successful candidate will have the following criteria:-

  • Significant senior leadership experience within Plant-Based NPD including concept and process
  • 1st Class project management skills with the ability to create and execute longer term R&D projects
  • Effective people leader with ability to create a high performance mid-set within the team
  • Chilled / Frozen Plant-Based food background is essential
  • Significant experience and knowledge of alternative proteins
  • Results orientated with excellent prioritisation skills
  • Must be willing to relocate –the likelihood is… you probably don’t live near to this location!
  • Degree in Food Science / similar

This really is a great opportunity for someone to come in and shape the agenda for the UK and Global Plant-Based business. You need extensive Plant-Based experience, either within an established or emerging business.

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