Commercial NPD Manager

Location United Kingdom
Salary: £50,000 | plus bonus and benefits
Job ref: 234
We are recruiting for a Commercial NPD Manager to work for a leading UK consumer goods contract and private label manufacturer.

Company snapshot:
  • Multi-award winning manufacturer producing bespoke products for superior UK brands and retailers
  • Ethical, cruelty free approach using latest modern production technology
  • Highly successful company going through a period of growth
  • Join a high performing and fast growing team
The role:
  • Working cross-functionally you will have close relationships with sales, R&D, packaging teams as well as marketing to coordinate a smooth NPD process
  • Attending customer meetings, translating their requirements and demands into relevant solutions
  • Managing projects/critical path with internal team and externally with customers
  • Preparing and analysing product mock ups, samples and presentations for customer review
  • Leading and coaching the NPD team
About you:
  • Passionate about the FMCG market
  • 4-5 years experience as a New Product Manager or similar role within a consumer goods company
  • Strong project management skills
  • Team leadership skills, with experience managing and coaching a team of a minimum of 8 people
  • Strong ability to articulate yourself in both written and verbal communication
  • Able to work from the Cambridgeshire office 5 days a week
The package:
  • Basic salary to £50,000 + bonus
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Good benefits package
This Commercial NPD Manager role based near Cambridge would suit candidates with previous experience in a NPD Manager role within the FMCG/consumer goods sector. You could be partly home-based so candidates from areas including Peterborough, Huntingdon, Cambridge, Northampton, Nottingham, Milton Keynes, Bedford, Ipswich, Coventry would be considered.