25 days ago
NPD Director - 12-Month Contract
Location: UK/Ireland (Flexible), Must be flexible to travel
We are currently representing a prominent food manufacturing company with expansive operations in the UK and Ireland, seeking a dynamic and experienced NPD Director for a 12-month contract. As the NPD Director, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of the company's product development strategy.
Leadership: Directly manage a team of 5 managers and oversee the entire product development function, encompassing 30 professionals.
Strategy Development: Formulate and execute innovative NPD strategies aligned with the company's goals and market trends.
Cross-functional Collaboration: Work closely with other departments to ensure seamless integration of new products into the existing portfolio.
Budget Management: Take ownership of the NPD budget, ensuring efficient allocation of resources to drive optimal results.
Quality Assurance: Uphold the highest standards of product quality and safety, adhering to industry regulations and internal guidelines.
Market Analysis: Conduct thorough market research to identify opportunities for product improvement and development.
Stakeholder Engagement: Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to gather insights and feedback, fostering strong relationships.
Proven track record in a NPD leadership role for a complex Multi-site Food Manufacturing (or related) operation
Strong team management and interpersonal skills
In-depth understanding of food manufacturing processes and industry regulations
Demonstrated ability to drive innovation and meet project deadlines
Excellent communication and negotiation skills
If you are a seasoned NPD professional ready to take on a challenging 12-month contract with a leading food manufacturing company, we invite you to apply. Join us in shaping the future of our product development and contributing to our continued success.
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