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NPD Manager

17/01/22 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.

Hybrid work available with the role 3 days onsite and 2 days working from home.  

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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