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NPD Manager

19/10/21 Tipperary Neg

Permanent full-time

NPD Manager – Excellent position (Co. Tipperary)

An excellent opportunity exists within an award winning FMCG business for an NPD Manager who can manage and further develop a team of excellent technologist. Relevant experience within the Food, Drinks or FMCG sector is necessary.

The role comes with negotiable salary and excellent benefits including bonus and pension

Responsibilities:

  • To manage and progress the Innovation strategy in line with business development plans.
  • To ensure the successful launch of new products into the marketplace. 
  • Working closely with customers and the commercial team in delivering on new product and existing product development strategy which brings’ a competitive advantage to the business.
  • To manage and lead the Innovation team in delivering project results and timely launches on all development projects.
  • Ensure that products are launched in compliance with food safety legislation, both on time and on budget. 
  • Work closely with customers in delivering innovative solutions that are in line with customer expectations. 
  • To facilitate and manage brainstorming & manage a pipeline of new product ideas and blue skies concepts on an ongoing basis. 
  • Drive benchmarking sessions on competitor products.
  • Liaise with all functions including Business Development, Sales, Production, Maintenance, Purchasing and Technical as appropriate. 
  • To manage the Innovation budget and monitor KPI’s and report on any variances

Experience:

A minimum of 8 years industry experience in a product development related role in the Food and Drinks category. Project & people management experience essential. 

Skills/Attributes:

  • High energy, team player with strong record of meeting  goals and objectives
  • Strong product development & organisational skills 
  • Strong people & project management skills
  • Strong attention to detail skills required
  • Good communication skills, self-starter, work under own initiative, good listener, assertive and highly motivated. 
  • Clear demonstration of an ability to provide guidance and motivation to others. 
  • Excellent PC skills are essential. 

 

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Please apply by sending your CV to Carmel McCabe-Curran at cmccabe@qsp.ie or call for more information.

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