Head of UK Product Innovation is needed for this fast paced bakery business supplying leading Retailers in the UK and Europe.Innovation is key to our clients current and future successes and being responsible for UK Innovation you will develop a strategy alongside the Marketing Director to drive Bakery NPD & EPD.OUR CLIENT is part of a major European Food Manufacturing Group whose manufacturing facilities are highly automated and operates on a 24/7 basis to supply the leading supermarkets. INNOVATION covers all aspects of EPD and NPD and Blue Sky Development including:* Researching and reviewing innovations and general trends in the food industry including bakery, ingredients, packaging and machinery* Translation of category strategy and trends into real NPD opportunities In this role you will be responsible for tracking and overseeing all aspects of NPD Project Management from Concept to Launch covering multiple sites and numerous different customer briefs from many of the multiple retailers.THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE must be able to deal with complexity whilst delivering Innovative products that Consumers will flock to buy. This will obviously need somebody with a strong track record in Product Development and Innovation. A disciplined and controlled approach will be essential and you will also have strong leadership and communication skills.If you have a strong Bakery background either from a major manufacturer or artisanal Bakery and are looking to be part of a major business's development team where interaction with and understanding of customer requirement are key - then this job should be of interest.Apply TODAY!!! But if you'd like a discussion before you apply call Gary Bryant on or email .