Head of Technical & Product Development
R&D roles don't come more exciting than this. This business is backed by an international group, and are developing their product range with new, innovative products and ingredients, working with manufacturers and retail customers to deliver growth.
Could this be you?
Reporting to the board and leading an established product development team, the Head of Technical & Product Development will devise, shape and lead the technical and NPD agenda strategically to maximise opportunities for growth. Unlocking potential within the team, you'll manage complex development programmes, and multiple stakeholders both internally and externally. You'll also understand the technical requirements of the retail customers and restaurant chains and be able to guide and direct NPD programmes to meet these needs. This role will accelerate the technical and innovation roadmap using high levels of commercial acumen.
To achieve success in this role, it's likely that the successful candidate will be educated to degree level (or equivalent) and must have operated at senior level within a Technical or NPD leadership role within the food or FMCG arena. Evidence of being able to work at pace, along with the ability to inspire and encourage others will be important. The successful candidate will have a can-do attitude and be able to demonstrate an unwavering attention to brand integrity.