• Full Time
  • Malvern
  • Salary: ££28-30k

Website Redwood Search Recruitment Agency Worcester

Product Manager – 12 months

£28-30k

Hartlebury / Malvern

8.30am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday

Job Summary:

Manage the critical path and customer to deliver launches of commercial-focused NPD and EPD to deliver customer and business objectives.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Development of products against customer briefs and requirements across a range of products including chicken, duck, fish, seafood and dim sum
  • Critical path management to ensure on time launch of all projects
  • Briefing of various supplier across Europe and Asia to develop commercially viable products
  • Adherence to NPD Development Process
  • Customer presentations and quality panels
  • Communication with customers on a daily basis and completion of necessary development documents
  • Manage the pack copy, artwork and FTP of product launches
  • Specifications submission
  • Effective daily communication with the UK factory team to manage launches
  • Maintain detailed category knowledge through gaps, store visits market data and food trends
  • Maintain Product Files to ensure compliance with BRC standards
  • Collaborative working with internal and external contacts and other partners, procurement, factory, technical and supply chain to achieve team objectives
  • Supplier site visits overseas where necessary

Personal specification:

  • Previous product development experience essential
  • Customer management experience with the ability to attend and manage customer meetings.
  • Cost awareness to ensure profitable development and EDP for both customer and company business
  • Strong projects management skills
  • Capable of working independently and managing own time
  • Support the Development Manager in ensuring Market and customer knowledge is shared and reported accordingly
  • A passion and interest for food, including restaurant and retail trends, packaging innovation and new ingredients
  • A self-motivated individual capable of delivering as part of a team, and able to demonstrate personal integrity and promote company values

Qualifications:

  • Food related degree or equivalent is desirable

Special Circumstances:

  • Regular travel within the UK to visit customers, suppliers and other company Sites
  • This role will involve occasional overseas travel, which could include weekends and overnight stays

 

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