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Product Development Manager - Job Details

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Product Development Manager


18.00 - 20.00 per hour + Plus Overtime & Colleague Perks


Tipton, England

Here at The Job People we are looking for a New Product Development Manager to join a well established innovative food production company in Tipton.

The role is permanent and we are looking for the right candidate to start immediately.

Working hours are to meet the requirements of the business, there is some flexibility required on both sides but traditionally Mon - Thurs 08:00 until 17:15 Fri 08:00 until 16:00

Main Purpose of the New Product Development Manager Role in Tipton:

Lead and manage the NPD team and manage the development process from concept to launch. To ensure new products developed are innovative, of the highest quality and market leading. Optimising development processes and continually improving the service provided to customers. To ensure projects are delivered to the highest possible standards within agreed critical path time lines and commercial parameters set by both internal departments and external customers.

Main Responsibilities of a New Product Development Manager:

In this role you will be a senior specialist within product development and will deliver high profile projects. In addition, you will challenge current processes and practices to assist in identifying opportunities for continuous improvement and business growth.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and optimising the current development process, improving overall departmental performance, and driving business growth through new opportunities.
  • Promoting the development of an innovative and creative culture throughout the NPD function.
  • Demonstrating strong leadership, ensuring successful networks, knowledge transfer & cooperation with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Maintaining customer and company quality standards, ensuring compliance with standards, policies, safety requirements and applicable regulation. * Building and maintaining customer relationships
  • Managing an overview of NPD projects and ensuring projects remain on track.
  • To keep up to date with relevant legislation changes and champion the knowledge transfer within the business.
  • To keep up to date with food, innovation and technological trends through relevant market data and other data sources.
  • To report departmental performance monthly through KPIs and seeking constant improvement where possible.
  • To promote and lead departmental growth and training through internal and external sources.

Health and Safety, Environment and Housekeeping:

  • To assist to work in a safety conscious, sensible manner that is in accordance with company procedures and in accordance with received training.
  • To set standards of safety and ensure that the team for whom this person is responsible adheres to the given procedures.
  • Leading the team to be continually conscious of the need to keep the working environment clean and tidy, ensuring that working areas are left as one would expect them to be found.
  • To contribute to health and safety initiatives such as ongoing risk assessment, investigations and promoting the remit of the internal health and safety committee.
  • To work in an efficient manner by performing duties in such a way that will not affect the environment negatively, waste materials unnecessarily, damage company property or affect the success of the team of which one is a member and a leader.


  • All communication requirements must be conducted in a professional, positive and clear manner.
  • To conduct staff briefings and training or instructional sessions when the situation dictates or when prescribed by the management team.
  • Precise communication whilst relaying instructions, ensuring that they are delivered in a non-misleading manner.
  • Listening skills must be given equal importance where effective communication is to be achieved.

Team Orientation:

  • To contribute to achieving success within the operation profit and loss account by being mindful of actions that might adversely affect operating costs.
  • Support the management team to achieve objectives regarding tackling human resource issues.
  • Guide team members to achieve personal opportunities and respect personal individuality.

Additional Responsibilities:

Customer Focus

To consider the behaviour of the team in relation to customer satisfaction and to ensure brand protection occurs.

Values and Behaviours

To encourage and promote the values of the company and to comply with the required standards of conduct.

Equality and Diversity

To promote, adhere to and implement the Equal Opportunities policy.


To promote the Environmental Policy by implementing working practices and procedures that ensure a sustainable approach to the use of resources are disposed of in an efficient and environmentally friendly way.

Requirements for the New Product Development Manager in Tipton:


  • 5 GSCE's Grade A-D (or equivalent)
  • Industry food technical qualification or equivalent


  • 5 years of experience in people management
  • Previous New Product Design manager or Senior Technologist experience of developing concepts through to launch and management team.
  • Experience launching products into a variety of market sectors including retailers, brands and export markets.


  • Commercial awareness
  • Effective organisational skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Numeracy
  • Excellent communication skills.

Personal Attributes:

  • The ability to form working relationships with people at all levels.
  • Be able to work customer / retailer facing
  • Team working and interpersonal skills
  • Diplomacy and the ability to deal with situations that are stressful to others.

If you are interested in this role as a New Product Development Manager within the FMCG industry, we would love to hear from you. Please click apply.

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