๐Ÿš€Join Rocketo as New Product Development (NPD) & Innovation Manager | Remote Working

๐Ÿš€Join Rocketo as New Product Development (NPD) & Innovation Manager | Remote Working

Posted 20 June 2024


๐ŸŒฑ Rocketo is dedicated to providing pet parents with the highest quality organic air-dried dog food, combining superior ingredients with convenience. ๐Ÿš€ As Rocketo scales in the UK market, it is committed to developing an omnichannel distribution strategy. ๐Ÿ† Recently, Rocketo was selected to be part of Sainsburyโ€™s โ€œFuture Brandsโ€ program, highlighting its innovative line of functional and organic dog treats.



โ€‹๐Ÿš€ Rocketo is seeking a dynamic and experienced NPD Manager. This pivotal role involves managing the entire new product development process, including formulation, ingredient sourcing, co-manufacturer trials, packaging development, and commercialisation.

๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿ’ผ Reporting directly to the CEO, this role demands extensive cross-functional collaboration within the team and with a variety of external partners.



๐ŸŽฏ Lead the NPD Process: Oversee the entire new product development lifecycle from inception to launch.

๐Ÿ’ก Strategic Conceptualisation: Develop new product strategies based on customer demand and market insights.

๐Ÿ“Š Data-Driven Insights: Utilise data to understand market demand and quantify the NPD pipeline.

๐Ÿ’ฌ Financial Collaboration: Work with the finance team to create accurate NPD forecasts.

๐Ÿงช Formulation Leadership: Lead product formulation with assistance from veterinarians and nutritionists.

๐Ÿ“ฆ Packaging Development: Develop and produce packaging using in-house or outsourced designers.

๐ŸŒฟ Ingredient Sourcing: Source ingredients and vet new and existing vendors.

๐Ÿ” Co-Manufacturer Exploration: Identify and evaluate potential new co-manufacturers.

๐Ÿ”ง Trial Management: Set up and manage trials and initial production runs at co-manufacturers.

โœ… Quality Control: Ensure product quality control during trials and initial production runs.

๐ŸŽช Industry Engagement: Attend events and trade shows to stay abreast of industry trends.

๐Ÿ”— Team Coordination: Ensure seamless communication and coordination within the team.



๐Ÿ”‘ Experience working in a similar role.

๐Ÿ“š Deep understanding of the FMCG / Pet Food industry.

โšก Highly energetic with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

๐Ÿ“ˆ Strong ability to present data in a structured and concise manner.

๐Ÿค Exceptional interpersonal skills to build relationships with partners at various levels.

๐ŸŒŸ Adaptability to thrive in a start-up environment.

๐Ÿพ Passion for pets and alignment with Rocketoโ€™s vision.



Join Rocketo and contribute to creating the best products for our beloved pets! ๐Ÿถ Express your interest by contacting your Foodchain Contact, or emailing: team@foodchainrecruitment.com. If you are new to Foodchain, you can contact us via LinkedIn or via the below link to discuss further.

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