Senior Product Developer

Recruiter
Blue Spark
Location
London
Salary
£negotiable
Posted
26 Jul 2019
Closes
26 Aug 2019
Ref
F5895
Function
Development
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent

The Company

Are you looking for the chance to join a specialty fine food business who work with international food producers to bring amazing quality products to the UK market? This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious Product Developer to enhance their skills with an innovative and supportive company.

The Role

Reporting the to the NPD Manager you’ll be assisting with managing of the NPD department, ensuring the team keep to BRC standards when documenting all products that are produced and sourced for the company. You will need to prioritize your activity and your team to be able to achieve key objectives and meet deadlines. You’ll take responsibility for managing new projects through all the stages of the innovations process from concept to launch, keeping up with new food trends, competitor analysis and benchmarking as well as ensuring all products are delivered in line with agreed timescales as well as the critical path. You will work closely with commercial teams, suppliers and customers to ensure all new ranges are bang on trend and commercially viable by reviewing market data to see what’s hot and what’s not in the world of food. You’ll present your findings to major retail and wholesale customers, highlighting areas for potential growth whilst developing strong partnerships for success in the market place.

In addition you will liaise with technical and buying teams as well as suppliers, guaranteeing only the best ingredients are used in alignment with brand values, customer specifications and quality standards. You’ll also be accountable for managing specifications and artwork approval, working with design agencies to come up with packaging solutions that will make an impact with customers and consumers.

The Person

We are looking for a capable and assured individual who has experience within a food manufacturing environment. You may be a technologist looking to progress as an assistant manager or have years of factory and trial knowledge under your belt. Either way if you feel like you could put your skill and ability into an exciting and earnest establishment then please don’t hesitate to apply.

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Although we do our utmost to respond to all applicants, there are times when this is just not possible due to sheer volume so if you have not heard from us within 5 working days then we are sorry to say your application for this role has not been successful.

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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