Our client is an established major supplier of premium chilled and frozen products for leading UK retailers. With their passion and people-focussed approach they strive for innovation and responsible sourcing in all they do. Now looking to continue their growth, they are seeking a Product Development professional to support and deliver key NPD projects across their fast moving category.
Reporting to the NPD Manager you’ll enjoy a dynamic and varied role where you’ll take responsibility for managing NPD projects from initial concept through to launch. You will coordinate and liaise cross-functionally in order to understand, communicate and carry-out the company’s desired targets to achieve continued success. Working in partnership with Technical and QA teams you will use your strong understanding of NPD processes to spot potential risks and issues. You will drive continuous improvements and apply corrective actions where required to ensure this successful company retains its position as a trusted manufacturer of high quality products. Additionally you will conduct internal and external presentations to key customers, where you will exhibit your product and industry knowledge. You will propose innovative product ideas that will impress and amaze, which will help to solidify customer’s trust and ensure both sides achieve their ambitious goals and benefit from the alliance.
Whether you are a determined and ambitious graduate or an accomplished NPD professional this spirited position would suit and an individual looking to expand their knowledge and take that next step. Ideally you will have previous experience in food manufacturing, whether via industrial placement or in your current role. You will have a keen eye for emerging food trends as well as a good understanding of the creative and technical aspects of the product development process.
You will communicate with confidence and ease and have the ability to conduct presentations to key customers in order to maintain and build on existing relationships. You’ll also need exceptional attention to detail alongside great project management and organisation skills in order to achieve success in this challenging and rewarding role. If you have a passion for food innovation and great customer service and are looking to make your mark in a rapidly expanding food business then apply now.
Although we do our utmost to respond to all applicants, there are times when this is just not possible due to sheer volume so if you have not heard from us within 5 working days then we are sorry to say your application for this role has not been successful.
Also, please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.