New Product Development Manager

Artisan Biscuits
DE6 1HA, Ashbourne
Competitive Salary
12 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

New Product Development Manager - DE6 1HA, Ashbourne


DEPARTMENT:                       NPD (New Product Development)

JOB TITLE:                                 NPD Manager

RESPONSIBLE TO:                                Company Directors


Scope of Job:

To manage the NPD Process and Team including the Stakeholders and sister company activity


  • Improve on the current  Critical Path Process , and Set Up Folders,  for each project,  and follow up actions with the relevant stakeholders  within the business.
  • Manage  the creation of new products from briefs supplied by the Directors and ensure all new recipes are entered into the master matrix of recipes.
  • Manage the administration of new recipes and amended recipes onto the Exchequer system and onto the new Tropos System in line with project targets and timings.
  • Manage the NPD Costings System and integrate it into the new Tropos System.
  • The collation and subsequent  presentation of full costings of new products  to Directors  using  information from Finance, Planning and Buying departments .
  • Administer the Trademarks Meetings and entering information onto the  Matrix.
  • Research and source new raw materials for new projects in line with the company and BRC technical requirements, and also assist the buying department with evaluation of alternative choice raw materials for margin improvement initiatives.
  • Cover the duties of the Process Technologist in their absence.
  • Manage and chair the internal weekly NPD Meetings and follow up minuted and agreed actions within 48 hours of the meetings.
  • Manage and chair  the fortnightly Directors NPD Meetings and follow up with published minutes within 24 hours.
  • Manage the artwork process in relation to new product launches.
  • Manage the NPD Team , develop and train Technologists in line with agreed KPI’s.
  • Manage the Shelf Live Evaluation and Library for new products and process trial products.
  • Provide support in the preparation of HACCP’s
  • Observe and comply with the employee’s responsibilities as stated in the companies health and safety policy.