Senior Product Developer

Recruiter
Blue Spark
Location
West Midlands Region
Salary
£negotiable
Posted
13 Jun 2018
Closes
13 Jul 2018
Ref
F5608
Function
Development
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent

The Company

Our client is a successful chilled food company who are passionate about delivering high quality products through open and honest relationships with their teams, customers and suppliers alike. They are now seeking a tenacious Senior Product Developer to help them continue delivering nothing less than excellence in order and retain their prominent market position.

The Role

Working together with Development Chefs and managing a small team of Junior Technologists you’ll manage key NPD projects from concept to launch, taking overall ownership of the NPD cycle for bespoke products. Through establishing and nurturing strong relationships with major retail customers you’ll respond effectively to product briefs, fully understanding their visions and achieving shared commercial objectives. You’ll also be conducting customer presentations, using your knowledge of up and coming consumer trends as well as competitor activity to support new product proposals.

In addition you will support Buying teams in sourcing new raw materials, identifying the latest innovations in ingredients whilst helping to develop a supplier base. You’ll work with Specifications and Technical teams to implement the critical path from concept to launch, from running factory trials to approving packaging and artwork.

The Person

Suit a confident and ambitious Senior Technologist or Product Manager looking to take their career to the next level. You’ll have a real passion for food and invaluable experience of working in a fast paced NPD role with exposure to all aspects of development – ideally within the chilled sector. Having previously worked with the major multiples you’ll have developed a strong understanding of the concept to launch processes. You’ll also have fantastic industry knowledge which you’ll be able to apply to exciting new concepts, transforming your ideas into stunning new products whilst keeping your category in tune with the latest market trends. In addition you’ll have excellent communication, project management and presentation skills.

So if you have a real love of food and innovation which you can translate into great tasting products that will help this progressive business remain at the forefront of the market then apply now or call Rachel on 0345 2600 737 for more information.

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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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