Food Quality and Taste Team Manager

Manchester
Up to £50k + Fantastic benefits package
17 Jan 2013
17 Feb 2013
RH017811
Food Manufacturing
Permanent

Food Quality and Taste Team Manager
Up to £50k + Fantastic benefits package
Manchester

Be part of the food revolution as a Food Quality and Taste Team Manager for Co-operative Food. Responsible for running our product assessment kitchen facility, you’ll aim to develop and launch more award winning Own Brand products. Designing and implementing a commercial, customer led, quality monitoring programme, you’ll also deliver a product engagement and communications plan to deliver the agreed Own Brand quality standards across the full co-operative range.

You’ll develop the Taste team, so that it is delivered as self-funding, you will also deliver the new product development quality management and customer insight tool. You will lead the Food Quality team, to exceed their annual targets and develop their future business potential. Maintaining strong relationships with key stakeholders, you’ll make sure all products comply with Food Executive Quality standards.

To succeed, you’ll need a deep knowledge of customer motivations and behaviours, together with extensive knowledge of competitors and food industry developments. With proven experience of Brand Management and the creation and evaluation of own brand products, you’ll be able to manage a team and possess a post-graduate qualification in Marketing, Business or equivalent experience. You’ll also need an understanding of external benchmarking and market analysis models (e.g. SWOT & Boston matrix.)

Already the UK’s largest community retailer, we’re continuing to grow and invest in the future. We believe in putting our customers at the heart of everything we do and, in this vital role you will too as you help us to build on our success at the same time as being supported to achieve your own.

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