NPD Manager

This expanding food manufacturing organisation are seeking an NPD Manager to head up their NPI/NPD Team managing between 3-5 NPD Technologists. This position sits within their manufacturing site based in the midlands. This is an excellent opportunity for a capable NPD Manager to join a company on the cusp of expansion and to work with a state of the art facility as the orgaisation has made significant investments into machiner and equipment on the site.

The Position:

This person will have responsibility for the delivery of new products and processes to the market based upon agreed strategic targets and goals. To have a passion for good food and a strong knowledge of the market and trends etc. A strong leader with the ability to work effectively with others.

  • Development of new product and packaging concepts, expansion and refreshment of existing product platforms and ranges.
  • Understanding and interpreting market trends, customer and market led briefs.
  • Scope-Customer direct interface, concept development, raw material sourcing, NPI process [with a functional NPI team], launch process and optimisation of product on shelf.
  • Planning and management of Customer Launch Calendars.
  • Setting & Managing NPD budget.
  • Setting and achieving KPI targets for NPD department.
  • Enhance NPD and NPI internal processes.

The Person

The successful candidate will have a third level Degree in a relevant Science i.e. Food, Culinary, Bakery etc. NPD Managment experience, a minimum of 3 years. Proven record of good people managment skills and a drive and passion for food and an interest in food trends with an ability to translate this into the Bakery.

To learn more apply on line or call Preneta Naidoo on +353 1 6321870.

Salary: On Application Location: Longford