Title: NPD Manager
Delivering business success through our people
A vacancy has arisen for an NPD Manager based at our Wednesbury site, reporting to the site director, driving the NPD for multiple customers across fresh/Frozen meat products. Driving the concept and process activity to ensure we retain our competitive edge and grow our business through innovative product development, you will be responsible for the effective and timely launch of new products. This will involve managing and directing activity across sites and communicating effectively at all levels, both internally and with our customer base. Working closely with all stakeholders you will drive the NPD agenda as a whole with our suppliers ensuring all innovation and industry best practice expectations are met.
You will have a degree or equivalent in a related field as well as relevant experience within the food industry. You will be a real foodie, passionate about innovation, and have a proven track record with launching new products including both concept and process development as well as effective planning and organisational skills. You must also be an effective communicator, able to confidently liaise with key people within our customers and our business, engage and influence others, be an experienced and resilient problem solver and be able to demonstrate strong IT skills.
Our people really make the difference
• Act with responsibility and integrity
• Are best in class
• Do the right thing
• Share their knowledge
• Support and help others
• Work together & contribute
• Seek out improvements
• Don’t let our customer down
• Are ambitious
• Hold industry recognised qualifications or are interested in obtaining a qualification
What We bring to the table
As an international organisation, we pride ourselves on creating high quality food and exceed many recognised industry standards. We care about our people and offer an excellent package including:
• Life insurance and pension to all of our employees
• Wellbeing activities and support, including mini health MOT’s, fruity Friday and more
• Learning opportunities
• Competitive holiday entitlement
• Long service awards
• Subsidised restaurant or vending machines at the majority of our sites
• Discounted staff shop at many of our sites
• On site free parking
• Discounts on retail, food, cinema, travel and much more
If you are as serious about food as we are and ready to help us make a difference, we would like to hear from you.
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