Head of NPD & Innovation

Location
England,London
Salary
£75000 - £90000 per annum
Posted
04 September 2019
Closes
02 October 2019
Ref
14044584/001
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Outstanding opportunity to lead the NPD & Innovation programme for a brillinat quick service resstaurant brand.

Client Details

Our client is the largest restaurant group in Europe with over 4000 sites. They've been a powerhouse of Quick Service Restaurant category known for marrying quality with value. Having achieved a huge presence and instant brand recognition, they are shifting their focus on profitability and are betting on investment in marketing as a key lever to drive this. The Head of NPD & Innovation will be the latest addition to the rapidly expanding UK team.

Description

Reporting into the Marketing Director, the Head of NPD & Innovation will form a part of the leadership team with full responsibility for all product development and ensuring all NPD is aligned with market trends and consumer requirements, You'll be expected to: * Focus on developing UK&I exclusive products with a long lead & short lead strategy * End to end cross-functional project management - delivering innovative, delicious products on time & within budget, from concept to customer testing and instore launch * Works closely with Suppliers, Supply Chain & Packaging team to ensure exclusive products are briefed to suppliers correctly & feedback on submissions is properly provided * Supports Marketing Director, UK & I across multiple senior stakeholders workstreams. * Works collaboratively with a cross-functional team including marketing, advertising, customer care, CSR and internal communications * Develop exclusive NPD strategy with the support of Global and European NPD teams, that maximizes the UK&I Calendar & delivers 24month pipeline of products across premium, core and value range * Works closely with Suppliers, Supply Chain & Packaging team to ensure exclusive products are briefed to suppliers correctly & feedback on submissions is properly provided

Profile

The Head of NPD & Innovation will need to demonstrate excellent, commercial understanding of food along with a track record of bringing NPD to market in a leadership capacity. You will have worked within Quick Service Retail ideally and have the ability to balance a strategic mindset with a willingness to be hands-on with the process. As you'll be managing multiple projects and stakeholders within the UK and wider European business, it's essential that you have held a leadership position preferably owning the NPD & Innovation agenda.

Job Offer

£75,000 - £90,000 + Package

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