New Product Development Project Manager

Milton Keynes
£45,000 + Car Allowance

We're super excited to share an amazing opportunity with you! We're on the lookout for a talented New Product Development Project Manager to join our team.


If you've got solid experience in managing NPD projects in the fast-paced world of FMCG, we'd absolutely love to hear from you!


This is a very flexible, autonomous role where you get to manage your own diary and workload. There is also the perk of traveling around the UK and EU, with some overnight stays thrown in for good measure.


Who We Are:

At The Compleat Food Group, we're on a mission to create delectable food that not only brings joy to your taste buds but also extends love to our planet. We fondly refer to it as 'Food to Feel Good' because we believe in savouring every bite whilst making a positive impact.


Our team of over 5,000 remarkable individuals forms the core of all that we undertake. Their genuine passion drives the creation of delectable products for UK consumers, prominent retailers, and our thrilling market-leading brands such as Wall's Pastry, Squeaky Bean, and Unearthed.

Working Hours:

Your core working hours are Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 17:00, but due to the nature of this role, you may be starting earlier / finishing later, which is why we offer flexibility (another perk to this role!)


Your Duties Will Include:

  • Ensuring the Compleat Food Group’s Product Launch Process is followed effectively to deliver timely development of new and existing products in line with The Compleat Food Group’s strategy
  • Lead, drive & take ownership of the cross category critical paths
  • Understand and seek out information from cross functional teams to create robust critical paths from the very outset of projects
  • Oversee the end-to-end critical paths, seeking out updates from colleagues and providing visibility of exceptions as early as possible
  • Escalating issues as soon as possible and where possible identifying and proposing potential solutions
  • Where required, updating NPD trackers and compiling product development progress reports
  • There will be some end-to end full ownership from concept to launch of product development projects
  • Ad hoc PMO duties and projects

Your Skills and Experience:

  • A genuine passion for food & excitement to make a difference
  • Enthusiasm to learn and grow
  • Self motivated, energetic, confident & flexible
  • Enjoys problem solving and make high quality decisions at pace
  • A team player with well-developed interpersonal skills
  • High in integrity with ability to gain the trust of colleagues
  • Ability to get on with people at all levels internally & externally
  • Able to influence at a senior level, internally and externally. Possessing the gravitas & emotional intelligence to enable effective challenge within a strong & determined team


  • Hybrid working
  • Car Allowance
  • Travel with overnight stays
  • Online benefits platform
  • Enjoy 33 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Training and career development
  • Contribute to the community with 2 volunteering days a year
  • Secure your future with our company pension plan


The Compleat Food Group are proud to have built an inclusive and respectful culture where our colleagues feel safe, supported and valued. A place where they can bring their whole selves to work to achieve exceptional results and thrive.

We continue to attract diverse talent into our teams, because we know greater diversity leads to exceptional results and provides a better working life. That’s why we’re committed to ensuring Fairness, Equity, Inclusivity, and Respect in all that we do.

Recruitment Agencies:

We have an active and trusted Preferred Supplier List to assist us if required. We do not acknowledge any speculative CVs or unsolicited candidate introductions from agencies.