NPD Manager

Location: Inner Suburbs Melbourne, Victoria
Job Type: Permanent / Full Time
Contact: Tim Barraclough

About the company

This large Australian owned business manufactures several well-known food brands selling through major retailers and B2B. As the company continues to grow, innovation and integration is at the forefront of their decision making and they require an experienced NPD Manager across multiple food & beverage categories to drive this.

About the role

As the NPD & Innovation Manager you will be responsible for the end to end development of new products with full accountability for the commercial aspects and you will liaise directly with the companies' well-established customer base, including major Australian retailers. Leading a team of 3, your management experience will help to coach and develop whilst reporting into a Marketing Director yourself. Experience with the Australian market and consumer insights across multiple categories will help you develop the targeted new products.

Skills & Experience

The critical skills required to be successful in this role include:

  • The ability to work well cross functionally to drive innovation
  • Commercial acumen and the ability to formulate new and improved recipes
  • Hands on in nature and can implement processes from scratch
  • Degree educated in Food Science
  • Technical acumen with strategic execution


This is an opportunity to work at a company that is going through an exciting transformation stage. The role offers a competitive remuneration and the chance to grow your career with a reputable brand.

How to apply

Click on the APPLY button or contact Tim Barraclough for a confidential discussion quoting reference number TB19991

All direct applications or resumes received by our client from external parties will be referred to Six Degrees Executive as the retained recruitment partner on this assignment.