We are looking for a Innovation and NPD Project Manager to join our NPD team. This role is a fixed term contract for 12 months Maternity Cover, supporting the co-op customer team across all NPD and innovation projects across the group. Working in collaboration with the category and insight teams, alongside our site NPD teams to drive our innovation pipelines across multiple categories and manufacturing sites. This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the future of the Pilgrim’s UK business and drive the food agenda.

What will I be doing?

As an Innovation & NPD Project Manager you will:

Manage the NPD project activity across the Pilgrim’s UK sites, coordinate project updates and presentations and be the funnel for new development briefs in/out of Pilgrim’s on all project activity with the Coop

Main point of contact for the Coop development team from innovation through to concept development, co-ordinating development activity across all sites

Work in collaboration with the commercial team to deliver against joint business plans and ensure commercially focussed product development to grow the overall Pilgrim’s businesses

Be at the forefront of the latest food trends to shape future NPD or innovation projects. Utilise these trends to influence the business in particular where investment is required.

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What does good look like?

The successful candidate will first and foremost be a passionate foodie and be up on the latest food trends. They will be a self starter who is tenacious, resilient and Flexible with a real creative approach. They will have some experience of NPD management across multi-category/site at one time. They will have excellent organisational skills coupled with strong skills in stakeholder management, commercial understanding of product development. They will have some experience in developing and delivering strategies and influencing others to gain buy-in on new ideas.

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