Product Developer

Recruiter
Prime Appointments
Location
Halstead
Salary
£20000 - £25000/annum
Posted
23 Jul 2017
Closes
22 Aug 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our client based in Halstead are a food manufacturing client and they are currently recruiting for a Product Developer to join their team. For this role you will have preferably be a food science/technology/nutrition, product design graduate or a foodie/passionate cook with chef background or experience.

MAIN OBJECTIVES FOR THE ROLE

To manage the product development plans for the business on both branded and non-branded products.
To represent RM Curtis company with Customers on all NPD related activities.
To support the Product & Ingredients innovation work streams for the business.

KEY TASKS:
Project management of NPD/EPD/NPV briefs from concept to launch.
Producing and reporting critical path progress.
Liaising with Technical, Purchasing, Operations, Planning, Accounting, Marketing, GM and AMs.
Production and management of live product information matrices.
Customer contact and care during development.
Customer presentations.
Meeting with suppliers.
Competitor and market reviews.
Artwork and packaging development/sign-off.
Assisting brand development.
Planning, managing and reporting production trial/pre-production results.
Overseeing preproduction and production launches.
Developing new product mixes and concepts.
Creation of production guides with wider team.
Creation of manufacture instructions.
Providing pallet configuration guidance to operations.
Co-ordinating samples for customers.
Identifying gaps in the market/our ranges.
Conduct post implementation review

ESSENTIAL SKILLS:
Preferably a Food science/technology/nutrition, Product design Graduate or a foodie / passionate cook with Chef background or experience;
Ability to work autonomously and with a team
Attention to detail & creative skills are imperative
Ability to deal with a complexity of products, blends and ingredients
Computer literate.
Project management skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Benefits:
Salary £20,000 to £25,000 depending on your skills and experience
Pension
Free car parking
Hours - 8:30am to 5pm

If you feel you have the right skills and experience for the role then please submit your CV via this website.

My name is Simon Clark and I work at the Witham branch of Prime-Appointments and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Please note that if you have not been contacted within 7 days your application for this position has been unsuccessful