Product Development Manager (Bakery)

Undisclosed Recruiter
Sydney, Australia
27 Sep 2018
27 Oct 2018
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Product Development Manager (Bakery)

FMCG  (based Sydney, Australia)

Our Company  is a well recognised leading manufacturer of pastry products such as pies , sausage roles, tarts etc. Due to recent expansion plans we are seeking for the right individual to lead a development product of existing and new products that will be launched into retail and foodservice channels across Australia.

The job

Working as a key part of a  talented management team, as Product Development Manager, you will work closely with the team to help deliver new lines for the company as well as working to improve and maintain the existing products. Sourcing exciting  new ingredients, process improvements and supervising factory trials and launches.


This is an ideal role for a well established baker who either wishes to enter the FMCG sector or an existing Product developer with experience in the manufacturing of pastry products who is seeking the next step up.

You will be a dynamic baker or new product developer looking for a new and exciting opportunity to work with a leading FMCG owning one of the most recognised brands in its sector.

We are seeking an innovative, talented and self-motivated individual  who understands pastry and its rheology.  You must be keen to work in a fast-paced and growing Company where you can really showcase your skills, creating exciting savoury and sweet fillings.    Exceptional organisational skills are required together with a strong focus on project management  from concept to launch.  You must have the skill set to present to both the organisation and our customers.

There is great scope for this role to evolve to a senior level due to the business’s continuous investment and growth and therefore will be suitable for a person who will be hands on determined  and passionate to make a difference.

Responsibilities (will include but is not limited to)

  • Present facts and ideas clearly and accurately to internal and external customers
  • Understand the wants and needs of both internal and external customers
  • Plan, organise and control resources i.e. own time, ingredients, packaging etc. to deliver concept samples to an agreed quality and timescale
  • Monitor product quality of new and existing products and set up benchmarking panels
  • Manage the process of accurate sample make up and assessment
  • Innovate new products to maintain and grow the category for our customers.
  • Detailed administration work for the NPD function, sample requests, presentation packs and product costings
  • Review, analyse and report on specific projects in a scientific manner

How to apply

Applications in writing with C.V. and current salary details by clicking the apply button below  

Interviews will be held in the United Kingdom.

Closing Date for applications: 20.11.18