NPD Manager

Job description

NPD Manager is a new role, responsible for owning & developing our latest product development category. 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. The NPD Manager role reports into the Senior NPD Manager and is crucial to achieve Huel’s potential of being the global leader in Complete Food. 

 

  • 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 take ownership of the NPD process by helping put in place procedures and a clear workable 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 production runs, providing expertise on scale-up to ensure products match concept 
  • Motivate & lead your team in a confident way. Encouraging at every stage

Requirements

  • Previous experience in Beverage/Sauce Development with an aseptic understanding
  • Degree in Food science, Nutrition or equivalent is desirable
  • Knowledge of Liquid development processing is desirable but not essential
  • Able to work both as an individual & a team player
  • Must be creative and have a thirst for knowledge
  • Not frightened to challenge the “norm”
  • Demonstrate an advanced standard of Food functionality

 

Benefits

  • Share options
  • Pension scheme
  • Private healthcare
  • Flexible working hours
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free Huel