Research & Development Director, Europe RDD/896/31
Retail - Sales - Marketing, PR & Advertising - FMCG Food / Drink - Manufacturing
£130k base

Job Title: 
Research & Development Director, Europe RDD/896/31
Job Type: 
Job sector: 
Marketing, PR & Advertising
FMCG Food / Drink
Base Salary: 
£130k base
Full executive package and 30% annual bonus
About this position: 

Our client is a leading international food group who manufacture a range of foods for Grocery and Foodservice customers. Due to a restructure they are looking to appoint an R&D Director to lead a pan European expansion agenda.

The Role: 
  • Reporting directly to the board, you will hold complete responsibility for all (full lifecycle) New Product Development projects across all markets and channels.
  • Will manage significant investment budgets and utilise internal and external resources to create market leading products.
  • Will lead and mentor a multifunctional team of commercial and operational managers with 10+ direct reports whilst assisting across all areas of business to ensure growth targets are achieved.
  • You will engage with customers to fully understand their requirements, gaps/ trends and deliver customer and channel specific projects.
The Person: 
  • Ideally degree educated with exceptional project management skills you will have a proven track record delivering successful full life cycle New Product initiatives in the food sector. Brand and Private label food experience essential.
  • Will have significant experience working alongside and supplying UK Grocery/ retail customers additional pan European exposure preferred but not essential.
  • Commercially astute with excellent internal and external communication & presentation skills with the ability to lead a multifunctional and multidisciplined team.


In the first instance please forward relevant CV’s by email including your current remuneration package quoting Ref: RDD/896/31 to:-


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