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.
- 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.
- 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.