Lead NPD Executive - Hot & Savoury

Job description

At Huel our customers mean everything to us! We have grown a passionate community of Hueligans all over the world who we want to listen to and support with a world class experience and product, day in day out ensuring Huel is a vital part of their lives helping them to look after themselves and the planet.

Lead NPD Executive is a new role, responsible for owning & developing our incredible latest product development category- Huel Hot & Savoury!

You will drive innovation, bringing the business with you on a journey to be leaders in Complete Food. You will collaborate with the wider Operation, Nutrition & Technical teams on delivery of exciting additions to the Huel product range, right through from concept to launch, whilst working hand in hand with marketing to ensure a smooth & successful launch. This reports into the Head of NPD, and is crucial to achieve Huel’s potential of being the global leader in Complete Food.

What are we looking for:

  • To be the expert & own your assigned product category. Project managing from concept to launch. Bringing all Huel teams on the journey
  • To ensure the business is at the forefront of innovation and aware of new competitor launches and current food trends.
  • To ensure that all new products are developed in line with the business' strategy. These must consider commercial targets.
  • To have a relentless focus on constantly improving our products & working closely with supplier partners to help support this ambition
  • To take ownership of the NPD process, which is clearly defined within the business
  • Impeccable compliance and communication at each stage effectively both internally & externally
  • To manage the delivery of NPD from respective sites, including supplier visits
  • To ensure that all developments satisfy price, quality, technical & operational parameters by means of a feasibility process
  • Oversee on-site launch production runs, providing assistance on scale-up to ensure products mirror concept
  • Motivate & lead your project team in a confident way. Encouraging at every stage


  • Minimum 3 years experience in an NPD, Project management, Food science or equivalent role. Specifically focused on Ready meals, soups or baby food categories
  • Proven track record & examples of products currently launched & live in the market
  • Previous experience in dried food/ powder product Development application
  • Degree in Food science, Nutrition or equivalent is desirable
  • Lateral thinker rather than linear
  • Able to work both as an individual & a team player
  • Must be creative and have a thirst for knowledge
  • Not afraid to challenge the “norm”
  • Demonstrate an advanced standard of Food functionality & Ingredient innovation

What we can offer you!

  • The opportunity to work in a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment with passionate like-minded Hueligans
  • Competitive salary
  • Free on-site gym
  • Share options
  • Pension scheme
  • Optional private healthcare
  • Free Huel