This is a great opportunity to join a forward thinking food business supplying major retail and manufacturing customers with innovative premium branded products. They are now looking for a motivated Product Developer to help drive innovation and continue their success in the market place.
Reporting to the Head of Product Development you’ll work closely with customers to develop new products across a number of exciting categories from concept through to launch. In this dynamic, hands-on role, you’ll ensure the smooth transition of products from kitchen to factory, effectively managing the creative process in line with the critical path. You’ll be developing innovative product ideas according to set briefs, ensuring that all products meet commercial, technical and customer requirements as well as tasting great and being in line with the latest food trends.
You’ll also work closely with Commercial and Marketing teams, proactively seeking out new business opportunities to drive inventive concepts that will enhance product performance whilst maintaining a competitive edge. Furthermore you’ll have a broad understanding and awareness of industry movements within ingredients, raw materials and suppliers and playing an active role in the promoting the company’s overall NPD strategy.
Passionate about food and eager to try out the latest trends, you’ll have a well-honed palate, heaps of energy and enthusiasm and the ability to spot an opportunity within trends and seize it. It is desirable that you are degree educated within a food discipline or related subject such as Food Science or Technology and have some experience within food manufacturing. A proven track record of launching successful products into the market place is also advantageous. Your communication, negotiation and influencing skills will be second to none, enabling you to achieve fantastic results in this dynamic food manufacturing environment. You must also be a team player who can demonstrate excellent organisation and project management skills, whilst having a flair for creativity in order to develop new ideas that are first to market whilst being commercially viable.
If you’re looking to work for an established food business with real prospects then this could be the role for you. Apply now or call Rachel on 0345 2600 737 to find out more.
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