Vacancy Details

Head of NPD
01 Apr 2019
East Midlands
Contract Type
Competitive to attract the best

Paul Nyman Consultancy are currently recruiting a Head of NPD for a market leading well-known chilled business at one of their sites in the East Midlands.

The Business 

This company is the leading manufacturer within an on trend, innovation led 'foodie' category experiencing rapid growth and expansion of its teams. Having gone through strategic changes to freshen up the business strategy, the board are constantly investing into in-depth research and development to improve sustainability, traceability and quality. The business’ strength is built upon the loyalty of its consumers and its dedication to delivering quality own label products for various grocery multiples.

The Role

As Head of NPD, this role will grow into the direction you mould it, with key responsibilities being to grow the product range and market presence as strongly as achievable through leadership of the team. This will be undertaken through 'Blue Sky' innovation initiatives and challenging existing product changes. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Co-developing the strategy to grow the popular chilled category
  • Ensure that the innovation pipeline is aligned with category vision and drivers so that NPD is focused on scalable category opportunities
  • Management and leadership of a group of talented NPD Managers, technologists and chefs to nurture the best out of them

The Individual

You will have related experience within a chilled fast paced business, developing ranges for top grocery retailers and building strong relationships accordingly. Joining the business at a time of investment and innovation, you need to be a real “foodie” with a flair and passion for developing truly market leading, creative new products. You must be able to lead a team of individuals by challenging and motivating them and generate ideas through collaboration. 

The Opportunity

This Head of NPD role is both rewarding and challenging for a creative food professional to work on premium product ranges. If you’re looking to progress your career into a senior role and be at the forefront of market innovation and strategic management – this is an ideal time to join this business.

Paul Nyman Consultancy specialise in NPD, Technical, Process, Quality, Sales, Marketing and Category Management recruitment across the UK. 

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