Product Developer

South East
31 Jan 2013
28 Feb 2013
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

The Company

This is rare opportunity to work with a pioneering and award winning retailer experiencing growth at an increasingly fast pace. They are looking for a driven, passionate and talented Product Developer to develop and launch innovative products to strengthen their categories and help them continue their ongoing success.

The Role

In this pivotal role you’ll work as part of a Head Office team to increase the company’s thriving own brand product ranges in line with the defined commercial and NPD strategic framework. You’ll be responsible for a variety of dedicated categories where you’ll review and analyse product data to ensure core ranges are performing well in the market place in line with consumer expectations. Up to date with the latest food trends, you will highlight areas for improvement in existing products to enhance your categories and drive innovation across the entire portfolio. Liaising closely with internal teams you’ll play a key part in the management of the critical path whilst ensuring the smooth running of the NPD process from concept to launch.

Your key responsibilities will also include identifying gaps in the market and taking advantage of opportunities for commercial growth, including seeking out new suppliers who share the company’s vision for innovation, value and integrity. With your ingredients expertise and passion for good food, you’ll also work with suppliers to ensure that only the best raw materials are used in your ranges in order to maintain the company’s reputation for good, honest and high quality products.

The Candidate

We are looking for an experienced or senior Product Development professional who has a proven track record of successfully driving and delivering NPD projects within a fast paced food manufacturing or food retail environment. A strong commercial acumen is essential along with excellent analytical, project management, communication and negotiation skills. You’ll also need to have a flexible approach to tasks whilst being at ease working as part of a team as well as autonomously. If you’re enthusiastic about food and ready to take ownership of major projects for this innovative and expanding business then apply now or call us on 0845 2600 737 to find out more.