Head of New Product Development NPD/896/11
FMCG Food / Drink
£75k-90k

Job Title: 
Head of New Product Development NPD/896/11
Job Type: 
Senior Executive
Job sector: 
FMCG Food / Drink
Location: 
West Midlands
Base Salary: 
£75k-90k
Bonus: 
full executive package and 30% - 50% bonus.
Hours: 
Permanent
reference: 
NPD/896/11
About this position: 

Our client is a pan European Food manufacturer with leading brands and a rapidly growing Private label business with UK customers. With 2 manufacturing facilities and UK revenues exceeding £100m they are entering their next phase of growth and are looking to appoint an experienced NPD lead.

The Role: 
  • Reporting directly to the UK Manging Director, you will hold complete responsibility for New Product Development projects across all markets in the UK, working closely alongside commercial, technical and operational peers to ensure success.
  • Will manage significant investment budgets and utilise group resources where required whilst directing a dedicated team with 5 direct reports.
  • You will engage with customers to fully understand their requirements, gaps/ trends and deliver customer and channel specific projects across brand and Private label products to ensure commercial targets are achieved and exceeded.
The Person: 
  • Ideally degree educated with exceptional project management skills and a proven track record delivering successful full life cycle NPD initiatives in the UK food sector.
  • Will have significant exposure to the UK Grocery retailers and most probably, a strong network at a senior level with the ability to utilise complex consumer and customer data to deliver positive results.
  • Commercially astute with excellent internal and external communication & presentation skills with the ability to lead a multifunctional team.