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JOB TITLE: NPD Manager   SALARY: £45k - 50k per year + .    ADDED: 15-11-2021

JOB TYPE: Permanent LOCATION: Somerset, England

NPD Manager
45 -50,000 DOE

This is an excellent opportunity to join an established and successful award-winning supplier of FMCG products in a NPD Management Role. Reporting into the Site Manager the successful candidate will have responsibility for the new product development process from concept to launch. This is a hands on role working for a company with both a family feel and a professional work ethic who pride themselves on delivering excellent customer service.  You will be heading up a dedicated development team, supported by large versatile technical and production departments

NPD Manager / New Product Development Manager Main Duties & Responsibilities 
·Contribute as a member of the site team, to the overall leadership of the company including the role played by the Development Function in delivering the financial targets for the business.
·To recruit, lead, motivate and inspire direct reports to achieve personal development plans and achieve agreed departmental targets.
·Working closely with all functions, deliver focused development that achieves pre agreed gross margin and which optimises existing capabilities and site capacity.
·Demonstrate knowledge and expertise within the target areas
·Understand the wants and the needs of both internal and external customers.  Develop clear continuous improvement plans and targets.
·Facilitate integrated team working and present facts and ideas clearly and accurately to achieve effective communication across all business functions.
·Embrace the principles and importance of the role of customer category understanding and relevant consumer insight so we effectively deliver development to the correct target audience.
·Plan, organise and control resources to deliver new product development concepts to an agreed quality, cost and timescales.
·Continuously review / improve the existing product range both with the customer and internally
·Departmental Budgetary Responsibility.
·Develop effective customer relationships to maintain & improve our competitive position.
·Communicate internally through weekly development meetings.
·Manage critical paths for all NPD Projects.
·Identify issues quickly and resolve accordingly.
NPD Manager / New Product Development Manager Knowledge & experience
·Experience of working in the food industry, ideally within a new product development / process development role.
·Understanding of ingredient functionality and suitability
·Highly Creative and hands on.
·Be an experienced man manager that leads by example.
·Flexibility in your role to meet the needs of the business is a key commitment in this role
NPD Manager / New Product Development Manager Salary and Benefits
·Mon-Fri, flexibility outside of these hours needed to meet business demands.
·£45,000 - 50,000 DOE
This role is commutable from Wells, Wincanton, Shepton Mallet, Yeovil, Bridgwater, Frome, Bristol, Bath, Warminster and surrounding areas