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New Product Development Manager

New Product Development Manager

NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

To c. £55k, high bonus, car allowance & benefits

Location:  Midlands with some UK/EU travel

The Company

A fantastic and rare opportunity to work with the Hormel Foods team, a successful global food business, and to be involved at the very outset of an exciting new venture, as the American ‘Fortune 500’ company embarks on a growth strategy to develop both in the UK and Europe. This role could also be truly transformational for your career.

Hormel Foods Corporation is a multi-billion dollar global food company operating in over 70 countries around the world with a strong reputation for innovation, quality and integrity. The company manufactures an extensive portfolio of well-known and iconic brands, many are US market leaders in their category, such as Skippy Peanut Butter and Muscle Milk. With a clear vision and strategy for growth, the business has now set its sights on significantly expanding its UK and European operations. Over the next few years, the company intends to invest heavily in these markets, including significant expenditure in brand marketing and importantly, people.

The Role

As a result, the company is now seeking a dynamic New Product Development Manager to generate and manage NPD and Innovation that delivers against the agreed annual targets and medium term strategy – both Brand and Own Label.

Reporting to the Head of Commercial, this role is high profile and will have full responsibility for managing the New Product Development and Innovation agenda within the business. This will involve creating a stream of insight led innovation within new categories with new and existing brands facilitated by new manufacturing partnerships. Your remit will require you to introduce and implement best in class NPD processes and procedures. In addition, you will be the link between manufacturing partners, the customer and the National Accounts team, working proactively across all the stakeholders to ensure achievement of joint sales and profit objectives.

This role will be based in the company’s Warwick based offices with regular trade / customer visits and some EU travel.

About You

For this position, we are looking for someone of graduate calibre, with extensive Food NPD experience, likely to be a Senior Food Technologist or an existing New Product Development Manager. You will possess a good understanding of the UK Branded Grocery Trade and some International manufacturing experience would be beneficial.

If you think you’ve got what it takes and are ultimately keen to develop a career with a global FMCG company then please apply below or alternatively email your CV to Maria Murphy at mariam@smithcarey.co.uk, quoting reference number MM/1991.

Location

Warwick

Function

Development

Hours

Full time

Contract

Permanent

Salary 

to c. £55k, high bonus, car allowance & benefits

Closing Date
31 October 2018

Contact
Maria Murphy

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