Product Development Manager – Sweet Bakery

3 days left

West Sussex
22 Oct 2018
22 Nov 2018
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Our client is a leading food manufacturing company. They are currently recruiting for a strong Product Development Manager to join their operation in West Sussex.


  • Provide new product concepts in response to signed off internal & external briefs – on time and to the agreed costs and of quality. 
  • Liaise with internal stakeholders, account managers, process, technical and ops to ensure that all these departments are engaged in the process. 
  • Seek creative process solutions within the existing manufacturing methods, working with the process and operational teams.
  • Manage your NPD & EPD projects from concept through to successful launch of said projects.
  • Work closely with customers in the development of innovative products, additionally you will;
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with our customers
  • Support the account managers by assisting with and attending product presentations and making samples as requested by the account managers.
  • Jointly manage customer visits with both the accounts manager and supply chain.
  • Work closely with the Marketing department on latest trends, ingredients and packaging
  • Work closely with the process and ops teams to ensure that you have a good understanding of the company’s manufacturing capabilities.
  • Understand how recipe and process impact on costs and communicate changes


  • Degree Level/HND in Food Science , Bakery Science or Chemistry (or equivalent)
  • 5-6 years industry experience in bakery or similar products.
  • Good planning, organisation and communication skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and with a high degree of initiative
  • Ability to liaise with customers confidently and professionally
  • A genuine interest in food.

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