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New Product Development Manager, Leeming

Posted 16 February by Si Recruitment Ended

New Product Development manager, Leeming

A new position has arisen for an experienced NPD Manager to join a successful established FMCG Manufacturer. You will be responsible for seeing their products through from conception to launch.


Work with the commercial team on;

  • Using market review data for sub category gap analysis in order to identify scope for NPD with multiple retailers.
  • Providing accurate costings for commercial submissions.
  • Attending / prepare sample submissions up to Brand Panel 5

Work with the procurement team

  • Sourcing new packaging formats
  • Ensure supplier/ ingredient approval in line with BRC

Work with the technical and food safety team:

  • On artwork approval process cross-checked with specifications.
  • Approving final pack copy in line with legislation.
  • Generating factory specification details and method sheets for smooth handover into 1st production.
  • Uploading customer portal specifications including detailed quality control, HACCP, sub-ingredient specification, physical/micro and chemical standard information

Work with the production team on;

  • Implementation of new products including packing methods, costs, equipment investment.

Other duties

  • Day to day management of sample requests
  • Detailing of new recipes for submissions
  • Identifying existing product improvement potential
  • Market review/ benchmark analysis
  • Innovation in line with customer briefs and blue sky


Experience in FMCG and ideally with UK retail customers.

This position could suit someone who has experience of working in a larger team and who wants to have the opportunity to have a more varied position and take on more ownership

Salary £30 -35,000 depending on experience

Required skills

  • FMCG
  • Product Development

Reference: 34153708

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