Category Development Manager
Do you like the thought of joining a vibrant and market leading food and beverage brand where you can share and indulge your passion for premium drinks and delectable food? This is an exciting time to join the brands dedicated, imaginative and capable team, supporting their ambitious & innovative NPD plans.
In this creative and dynamic role you’ll develop amazing new products in line with food trends and consumer expectations for this well-known brand. You’ll be tasked with developing new products to add to a growing product portfolio, refreshing the existing range and adding seasonal variants that will stand out in a competitive market place. You’ll also take responsibility for generating costings on all of your development work, ensuring your projects prove to be commercial winners as well as tasting fantastic.
You’ll bring your enthusiasm for emerging trends to the table, seeking out the latest ingredients and flavour combinations whilst ensuring your suppliers meet quality requirements in line with company values. To stay ahead of the competitors you will ensure that you’re up to speed with market trends, regularly reviewing market data and carrying out competitor analysis; proposing strategic actions to maximise the impact of your category.
As well as contributing to the innovation pipeline you will work closely with suppliers to improve product standards and ensure the integrity of your products from raw materials through to finished product. The role will encompass every stage of NPD, ensuring a smooth, successful product launch.
This is the perfect challenge for a bright, enthusiastic and creative Senior Product Developer who has previous NPD experience within a manufacturing or retail environment and is now looking to develop their career with a leading brand.
To succeed in this role you must have a real passion for food, great taste buds and the ability to capture the next food trends that consumers will love. You’ll be confident and articulate with the ability to influence and motivate key stakeholders within the development process, forging solid partnerships with your suppliers. With great commercial awareness and a real drive to succeed, you’ll be compelling and persuasive with the ability to deliver effective presentations as well as leading projects from ideation stage through to launch.
If you are ambitious, have proven success in the NPD arena and now looking for your next development role with an exciting brand we would love to hear from you. Apply now or call on 0345 2600 737 for more information.
Please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.