Product Development Coordinator (3 month FTC)

Recruiter
Blue Spark
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
£negotiable
Posted
12 Dec 2018
Closes
02 Jan 2019
Ref
F5791
Function
Development
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent

The Company

Are you a Product Developer Coordinator looking to work for a progressive food business where you can show off your talents? This forward thinking food company are highly regarded by retailers and manufacturers alike for their innovative branded product ranges. This is initially a 3 month contract.

The Role

Reporting to the Head of Development you will assist with new and existing projects, managing all aspects of the critical path from concept, factory trials and then through to launch. This will involve keeping up with new food trends, competitor analysis, benchmarking and presenting products to customers as well as ensuring all products are delivered in line with agreed timescales as well as the critical path.

You’ll be responsible from managing the artwork process between customers and manufacturing partners abroad whilst ensuring they understand the UK market. Alongside preparing product samples you’ll also lead retailer / food service presentations and attend product improvement panels. Another key aspect of the role will also include liaising with external manufacturing companies and suppliers to guarantee only the best ingredients are used in alignment with brand values whilst exceeding quality standards every time.

The Person

We are looking for a practical and proactive Product Development Coordinator who is passionate about food and has an in-depth knowledge of food trends. A proven track record of successfully driving and delivering NPD projects within a fast paced food manufacturing or food retail environment is essential.

You’ll have a good understanding of the development process coupled with the ability to prioritise and organise your work effectively across multiple projects. Great communication and interpersonal skills are also essential as you’ll be working with a large supplier and customer base as well as internal colleagues at all business levels. There will be both UK & European travel involved in this role.

If you’re a team player who can use your own initiative to successfully launch new ranges into the market place then this could be the one for you. Apply now or call 0345 2600 737 to find out more.

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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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