NPD Category Manager (Food Manufacturing)

NPD Category Manager (Food Manufacturing)

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  • Sector:

    FMCG Food Manufacturing, General Manufacturing

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  • Salary:

    ££ Competitive + benefits

  • Contact:

    Helen Darnell

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  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8967

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

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A leading FMCG food manufacturer is now seeking an NPD / Product Development Category Manager to join their team.  Reporting to the Senior Development Manager, the successful NPD / Category Development Manager will be responsible for managing new product and existing product development portfolios across the category.  

The successful NPD / Product Development Category Manager will have previous food manufacturing experience ideally within the ambient / long life category or with value added products. You will have a ‘can do’ attitude and the ability to liaise closely with a range of internal and external customers.

Please note, this role offers a relocation assistance if required.

Responsibilities of the NPD / Product Development Category Manager include:
To ensure that both new and existing products developed are in accordance with the NPD procedure and customer requirements
Presentation of NPD and EPD to customers, on and off site.
Chair meetings regarding NPD projects / feasibility and challenges
To ensure all samples from kitchen and relevant trials are sent for internal and external signoff in an organised and timely manner.
Liaise with buying to arrange and deliver NPD raw materials and ingredients to site.
Assist NPD Technologists in the NPD kitchen if required.
To work closely with the wider NPD team, ensuring there is clear communication / handover notes to guarantee seamless continuity in operation.
Liaise closely with the process team to ensure factory trials are carried out according to procedure and critical path.
Assist in production trials when necessary

Application via CV

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