Product Developer

Recruiter
Blue Spark
Location
South East England
Salary
£negotiable
Posted
07 Apr 2018
Closes
07 May 2018
Ref
F5584
Function
Development
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent

The Company

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an NPD professional to join this respected global brand supplying a diverse range of products to the UK retailers. This progressive food business are experiencing continual growth and are now seeking a switched on Product Developer to join their focussed team.

The Role

In this key role you’ll be developing new products from concept to launch as well as updating existing portfolios in line with internal and customer briefs, project managing all NPD critical paths to ensure new ranges are launched on time and on budget. Confident and creative, you’ll use your NPD and culinary skills to cook up new product ideas for customer presentations, managing sample requests and impressing them with your foodie knowledge to leave them wanting more. Additional responsibilities will include working with suppliers to source the best and most efficient raw materials, ensuring customer and brand expectations as well as technical specifications are met. With your eye on the market you’ll also look out for emerging trends and new business opportunities, analysing and applying your findings to guarantee that the company remains at the forefront of innovation.

The Person

We are looking for a driven self starter who is commercially astute with previous experience of working in a customer facing development role within the chilled sector of food manufacturing. You’ll ideally have worked directly with the UK retailers and will fully understand their NPD process and approach to developing new products. Along with excellent organisation skills and the ability to drive multiple projects within set budgets and deadlines, you'll need to have great presentations skills and the confidence to excel in a customer focused role. If you’re a team player looking for the opportunity to develop your career with a growing food business then apply now or call 0345 2600 737 for more information.

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Although we do our utmost to respond to all applicants, there are times when this is just not possible due to sheer volume so if you have not heard from us within 5 working days then we are sorry to say your application for this role has not been successful.

Also, 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.

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