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New Product Development Manager

Muscle Food (www.musclefood.com) is the fastest growing sports nutrition company in the UK with customers ranging from Olympians, Celebrities and World Champion Boxers all the way to gym newbies looking to eat well and get fit!

It will be the main responsibility of the NPD Manager to develop new and innovative products within a defined business sector to fulfil customer product briefs by exploring key, seasonal food and ingredient trends, new technology and processes to compete with the business’ competitors.

The NPD Manager will engage with new and current suppliers as well as work closely with the commercial, technical, purchasing and operational teams to create and ensure deliverance of quality and commercially viable products from concept to launch.  

The Role:

  • To source and develop innovative products to meet customer and marketing briefs to an agreed critical path and ensuring compliance with customer technical policies and regulatory requirements.
  • To successfully communicate with other departments – Sales and Marketing, Production, Design and Development while maintaining key relationships with both customer and supplier technical contacts.
  • To ensure solutions created fit with our lowest cost provider model to ensure mass appeal while implementing solutions which work year round that are cost effective at low volumes and still function to the required quality at peak.
  • Oversee risk management, solving problems and identifying solutions.

What You Need:

  • Minimum 12 months experience within New Product Development and the retail food sector essential.
  • The ability to source and develop innovative products to meet customer and marketing briefs to an agreed critical path and ensuring compliance within customer technical policies and regulatory requirements.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to self-manage your own projects, time and priorities in a fast paced, ever changing environment.
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills.
  • Highly motivated and resilient.
  • A passion for healthy living and Sports Nutrition is desirable.

What We Offer:

  • Highly competitive salary.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • Duvet Day plus your Birthday off.
  • Free cinema pass or gym membership
  • Discounted Muscle Food products