Procurement & Supply Chain NPD Manager

£55000 - £65000 per annum
Shiva Davoodi


Excited to have partnered with the one of the largest global food brands to recruit an action driving, enthusiastic, independent, supply chain superstar to join the Supply chain team to deliver seamless introduction of NPD & LTO into the system and lead the IBP process.

The Supply Chain team is a regional based team made up of Procurement, Product Integrity, and Supply Chain Ops, this role will work cross functionally with wider teams to deliver excited NPD projects across the brand.

The role is primarily responsible for working in partnership with the marketing team and suppliers to manage the introduction of NPD & LTOs into the system, alongside operationalising delivery of product spec changes and spend smarter initiatives.

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The Procurement & Supply Chain NPD Manager will be responsible for:

  • Work with marketing teams, suppliers, and distributor to ensure the effective implementation of new products and limited time offers into the supply chain. Managing the process for discontinuation of products from the supply chain to minimise write off risks.
  • Achieve internal project targets and launch dates on time by actively managing projects to critical paths.
  • Work with the demand planner, commercial finance, and marketing to develop promotional, LTO and NPD demand forecast.
  • Responsible for local market implementation of specification changes and cost saving initiatives, working alongside restaurant excellence and product integrity teams to ensure trial capacity and give timely feedback to the procurement teams

Ideal experience:

  • Proven experience in operational supply chain management, procurement, or product integrity with a food industry background.
  • Experience of working in analytical roles (e.g., planning and modelling
  • Highly analytical and advanced knowledge of Excel

If you feel like you tick most (but maybe not all) of the boxes, I'd still love to hear from you! Please reach out with your most up to date CV for a confidential chat.

keywords: procurement, supply chain, purchasing, excel, category management, sourcing, new product development, NPD, LTO, limited time offer, food, surrey

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