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Posted by: Julian Saunders Posted on: February 2, 2019

AVAILABLE – INTERIM / PERM Head of NPD / Product Development Director / Managing Director, Northants, £+80,000pa

A Strategic Head of Development responsible for launching a number of branded and own label prod0ucts over the last +25 years. Experienced in Ready Meals, Cakes, Bakery, Chocolate, Drinks. Experienced in concept development with a number of retailers including  John Lewis, Waitrose, Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Woolworth’s, Selfridges, Top Shop, WH Smith, Wetherspoons McVities, Booths, P&, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Cadbury, EasyJet, TUI, BMI, Flybe, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Gate Gourmet, Alpha, LSG Sky Chefs, Costa Coffee, Café Nero, Starbucks and Moto.

+25 Years’ Experience In

  • Concept Introduction To Major Retailers
  • Full Concept Design, Launch And Ongoing Development
  • Creation Of New Market Initiative Based Products
  • Packaging Design & Management
  • Packaging Specifications
  • Team Leadership, Training, Development And Daily Management
  • Product Artwork
  • New Business Sales, Ongoing Account Development
  • Trademarking
  • Accreditations
  • Excellent Communication – Written And Verbal
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Negotiation
  • Influencing
  • Relationship Management
  • Strategic & Collaborative Thinking
  • Ability To Work Under Pressure
  • Team Player And Team Leader
  • Commercial Acumen
  • Tenacity
  • Professionalism
  • Inquisitive
  • Ambitious
  • Resilient


Salary – £+100,000

Location – Available Commutable From Northants Area.





Ref: MJR-CP-20123


Posted by: Julian Saunders Posted on: January 16, 2019

AVAILABLE – Interim Managing Director, Avail August 2018, £enquire


With previous Senior Technical & Development experience, is well positioned to commercially and operationally drive significant improvements in product ranges, listings, profitability and overall efficiency operationally. Has worked in a number of sectors, has added value to previous roles / companies through improving both products and operations making such products. Highly experienced at facing retailers and food service customers, has managed improvements delivering significant profit improvements.


+30 years’ experience in:

  • Plant Development
  • Product Engineering & RE-Engineering
  • Retail Range Assessment and repositioning
  • Raw Material Assessments, Reviews and quality improvements
  • Capital Projects / Equipment trials, Capability Assessment
  • Interface developer for technical operations & development functions
  • Process Reviews & Re-scoping
  • Gaining Commercial Advantages
  • Process Improvements
  • Factory migrations
  • New factories

Available – August 2018

Day Rate – £Enquire




Ref: MJR-CP-20125



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