Experienced Product Developer required for leading chilled food manufacturing company to support the business whilst they recruit a permanent candidate.
My client is in urgent need of an experienced product developer to join the business for a minimum of two months starting ASAP.
Reporting into the Product Development Manager you will be managing projects from concept to launch for the major retailers.
You will be responsible for building and maintaining customer relationships, acting as the dedicated contact to provide accurate and consistent communication both internally and externally, ensuring any issues are identified and resolved quickly.
You will work closely with the Category and Sales Teams to identify tactical opportunities with strategic long-term views, converting insight into commercially viable products and solutions.
Managing key stakeholders within the gated development process will come naturally to you.
You may have to deputise for Product Development Manager as and when required
Day to day you will be creating new and developing existing products and propositions in line with customer briefs with Product Developers and Chefs, ensuring adherence to customer specific technical and sourcing policies
You will ensure all product launches are on time; meeting customer expectations for product and cost, whilst ensuring we achieve the required margin.
Managing your time effectively you will coordinate product samples with the customer and Chef Team, throughout the process
To apply for this role you will ideally have a degree in food and proven experience of project managing the stage gate process from concept to launch of chilled food products for the major retailers.
You will have strong attention to detail, a passion and drive for food and NPD and have a driving license.