Product Manager - Bakery

29 Aug 2017
29 Sep 2017
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Product Manager - Bakery

Description of Role:

As a product manager, it is imperative that you understand the company’s overall goals and objectives and guide the product group team in the creation, implementation, and delivery of the sales and marketing strategy.  You will help to develop marketing initiatives as well as new product ideas and improvements based on industry experience, market research and contact with customers and prospects.

Develop the ethos – “Deliver innovative controlled release solutions to our customers that adds benefit and value to their products”.

Main Responsibilities of Job:

  • Develop new business in line with overall growth plans
  • Manage and grow a portfolio of existing customers
  • Gather market intelligence on the product group and disseminate in a useful way to the broader team, giving insights on new areas of activity
  • Develop and implement marketing activities & materials for product group including events and collateral production in both physical and digital formats where required
  • Gain a deep understanding of our interaction with customers, use this knowledge to guide us to engage and interact with new customers
  • Identify and fill product gaps and generate new ideas that grow market share, improve customer experience and drive growth
  • Drive product launches, working with technical, NPD and other product management team
  • Generate market led applications activity
  • Manage Market led NPD, process and outcomes
  • Analyse customers – value profiling
  • Data mining historic customer information
  • Assess and prioritise potential new customers
  • Estimate potential for new ideas
  • Manage production of product information – copy, style and oversight of generating suitable technical content


  • Proven track record in similar role (minimum 2 years)
  • Experience of working with international clients
  • Good organisational and planning skills
  • Success motivated, and goal oriented with drive and ambition to succeed
  • Strong negotiation skills  


  • Food industry experience – particularly in the field of bakery
  • Technical knowledge of bakery applications
  • Extra languages


  • Commensurate with experience and qualifications
  • Hours 8.30am to 5pm Monday – Thursday, 8.30am - 4pm Friday

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