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NPD Project Manager - Food

Post Date: 12/03/2019
End Date:  12/06/2022
Recruiter: Barfoots of Botley Ltd
Location: South East London, Greater London
Salary: Unspecified
Job category: Technical
Employment type: Any ,
Employer or agency: Direct Employer
Job role: NPD Project Manager - Food
Job reference: 1353643682

Do you have a passion for food? Are you looking for your next opportunity within the Fresh Produce industry? Then this could be just what you are looking for A fantastic opportunity for dedicated foodie to join our busy Technical Team. The Project Manager will proactively manage Product Development projects at Barfoots, adding value to the core range of the companies? products from initial brief and innovation phase through to factory trials and successful product launch. Reporting directly to the Product Development Manager, candidates will enjoy full cradle to grave project engagement, from developing new product ideas and concepts, through to launch, delivery and customer fulfillment. A key, strategic role within a small, dedicated and supportive team working collaboratively with associated departments to ensure efficient and effective delivery. Keeping abreast of market trends within Fresh Produce and bringing new ideas to life, this all round position will provide exposure to the full cycle of new product development. Working with leading retailers, the Project Manager will have previous experience working within the food industry and with a natural love of food, a good understanding of flavours and ingredients. Requirements Development of new product ideas for both NPD and EDP projects to fulfill customer briefs and to generate a pipeline of exciting, new and innovative products Conversion of current food trends into commercially successful concepts Presenting new products and improvements to customers in a professional manner, illustrating food and process knowledge and expertise Project management of product launches for specific customer accounts Working closely with the development and cross-functional teams in all aspects of delivering new products in line with our agreed launch plan Management of the relationship between customer needs and Barfoots? production, procurement, technical and commercial requirements. Required Skills & Experience Excellent verbal & written communication skills Proactive & self-motivated Highly organised and analytical Effective project management skills to deliver products launched within agreed deadlines Ability to communicate effectively at all levels, including facilitating team meetings and undertaking individual meetings with colleagues Experience in developing and delivering food products into the FMCG fresh food sector Demonstrable good working relationships with internal and external customers Commercially aware Benefits Why Work for Barfoots? Investors in People Silver Award Company pension scheme Discounted leisure membership Discounted vegetable box scheme Cycle to work scheme Approved centre for Highfield qualifications Free on-site parking Committed to sustainability

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