NPD Manager

Banbury £38,000 p.a. to £45,000 p.a. + benefits Permanent

Job Reference: 013439

A food manufacturing business based in Banbury have a crucial requirement for an NPD Manager. Reporting to the Senior Innovation Manager and managing the NPD Food Technologist, you will be the face of the business working with a number of well-known brands!


Commutable from: Banbury, Bicester, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Brackley, Towcester, Kineton, Buckingham, Coventry, Chipping Norton

Salary: £ 38,000 - £ 45,000 per year, 25 days holiday plus bank, retail discounts, death in service 2 x salary, childcare vouchers, pension scheme, car parking, cycle to work scheme.

Suitable for: NPD Manager


The role of NPD Manager:

You will oversee the full NPD process across the portfolio, managing projects from concept to launch
Identify strong consumer insights and also develop product propositions for brands, licensors and own label customers
Hold full responsibility from concept stage through to product launch
Understand brand partner`s vision, values and standards, creating new original NPD recipes
Forge strong working relationships with key licensed partners and suppliers
Proactively manage existing portfolio and drive product performance
Manage and lead cross functional project teams to deliver successful NPD projects on time and to budget
Develop suitable packaging solutions for launch in line with the NPD
Support the marketing team in developing a strong launch plan for your NPD
Champion product launches internally


The ideal NPD Manager:

Fantastic project management skills
The ability to build, develop and maintain collaborative powerful cross functional relationships both internally and externally
Excellent communication and leadership skills
A passion for food with a flair for cooking and bringing your ideas to life
Vast skills in developing new recipes and products
Consumer knowledge and a knowledge of shoppers


To apply, please forward your CV to Matthew Griffiths
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