Product Developer - Food Experience Centre

Tesco PLC
Welwyn Garden City
11 Feb 2018
21 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The candidate will be based in the Food Experience Centre in the centre of the new Heart building, the facility is a versatile area that will be a cookery school, a food theatre and an event space, providing a dynamic environment in which Tesco own brand product will be showcased.

Working adjacent to the product development kitchen, the environment will be fast paced and food focused.

The role brings the opportunity to work with Tesco development chefs and experts across the industry in all areas of food and manufacture.

This role is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Chef/Home Economist looking to continue to grow their skills and knowledge with a new experience.


We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work. These include but aren't limited to:

* An annual bonus scheme which you can achieve up to 3.5% of base salary
* Privilegecard (including a 2nd card for a family member) after 6 months service with 10% off most purchases at Tesco
* Holiday starting at 20 days plus a personal day
* A retirement savings plan - 4%-7.5% contribution rate
* Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
* Buy As You Earn Scheme
* Save As You Earn Scheme
* Deals & Discounts through Tesco including Tesco Mobile & Tesco Bank
* Deals and Discounts through many other external businesses

Main Responsibilities

- Advising and supporting development of great quality, value and innovation within my product and packaging portfolio.
- Ensuring our products have a clear customer & business rationale in line with the category, brand and supplier strategy by working to the Product Development Process .
- Managing the critical path though stakeholder management and effective communication to ensure all of my products are launched on time.
- Ensuring all our products are formulated in line with our Product Rules, corporate initiatives, category plans and brand principles.
- Being an advocate for Tesco brand & sharing my expertise & product stories though actively participating in internal and external engagement events.
- Keeping to date with trends in product, packaging & lifestyle, competitor activity & market dynamics and sharing with my team.
- Contributing to my categories supplier strategy to effectively deliver a strategic development plan for my area.
- Following our Business Code of Conduct & always acting with integrity and due diligence.

Ideal Candidate

* Food preparation skills
* Passionate about Food
* Previous kitchen experience

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