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Product & Packing Innovation Manager
My Client is a well established private company, manufacturing and supplying premium food products in the Chilled Delicatessen, Confectionary & Specialty Foods categories. The company has a proven track record of innovation and sales growth through having a real passion for food and it continues to experience a strong performance with retailers in both own label and brand product development.
You will be responsible for identifying new product development opportunities through keeping abreast of the latest market trends towards product and the way it is packaged. You will be at the forefront of managing exciting new product launches and oversee development of all aspects of new launches. As well as a thorough knowledge of NPD you will also be aware of developments within the packaging industry and provide solutions to the needs of customers and consumers on a regular basis.
You will be a structured, tenacious, flexible person who will be able to manage several projects across all areas of the business at the same time. A passion for food is a must (especially food from Western Europe), if you speak either French, Spanish, or Italian this would be a distinct advantage. You will be able to hit the ground running and lead this function within the business, as such you will have the confidence and ability to push ideas forward to the highest level within the business. The role will be office based in Surrey with travel to both customers and suppliers across Europe.