NPD Development Manager

NPD Development Manager.
Are you a degree educated Food Technologist looking your next career step?
Do you possess a Technical NPD experience within the food industry?
Do you excel in a detail orientated environment?
Are you interested in joining a fast-growing fantastic food brand?

Macgregor Black are partnering with a leading food manufacturer on the search for an NPD Food Technologist. This is a permanent hybrid role based in Yorkshire.

  • Lead NPD, EPD, and Own Label projects, supporting the senior leadership team in aligning with business strategy.
  • Manage the end-to-end delivery of all NPD and EPD briefs, ensuring commercial viability and technical safety.
  • Develop recipes in our lab, meeting COG’s and nutritional targets.
  • Create robust critical paths for every project, ensuring all key actions and dates are communicated effectively.
  • Liaise with manufacturing sites to maintain high product standards and outline key product attributes.
  • Identify and evaluate suppliers for raw materials and ingredients, ensuring quality and regulatory compliance.
  • Coordinate factory trials and product launches, facilitating external customer presentations.
  • Conduct product testing and evaluation, maintaining accurate records and preparing reports for internal stakeholders.
  • Global and UK travel as required.

What are we looking for:

  • Demonstrated creativity, flair, and an understanding of food trends.
  • Strong customer management skills.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and project management tools.
  • Curiosity and a desire to challenge the status quo.
  • A full driving licence.

– Competitive salary + bonus and benefits.

Applicants must be able to provide eligibility to work in the UK without the need for sponsorship.
For more information, please contact Nic Graham today.


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Nicholas Graham

Nicholas Graham

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