Product Developer - Food Tech

Recruiter
Manpower
Location
Halstead
Posted
08 Apr 2018
Closes
20 Apr 2018
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Product Developer

Our client is a manufacturer, distributor and brand owner of a wide range of food, soft drinks, including fruit juice, dairy, and confectionery products catering for all key sectors across retail and foodservice.

Specialists in fast moving consumer goods, our client has driven massive growth in the past decade, supplying key customers in the multiple retail, discount, wholesale, foodservice, on-trade and cash and carry sectors of the UK food industry.

To add to their expanding teams we are now in search of a Product Developer with a Food Tech Background

A bit about the role -

* To oversee products from concept to launch in line with an agreed brief and critical path.
* Develop products which have clear reasons to believe, are delicious and take on board any relevant trends to ensure that they exceed expectations.
* Input product knowledge and customer insight within category team to ensure product development is aligned with all key customer requirements and meets financial measurements.
* Build and maintain customer relationships acting as the dedicated contact to provide accurate and consistent communication internally and externally whilst identifying and resolving issues promptly. To display a confident and knowledgeable manner in order to engage with customers; to research and understand their market/customer base/strategy and their processes to best understand best fit / use and application of products and their processes.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS:

* Ability to deal with a complexity of products, projects and customers
* Customer facing - to display a confident and knowledgeable manner in order to engage with customers
* Basic culinary knowledge of flavours, flavour pairings and how to make delicious products
* Ideally having some background in technical/quality/NPD sales
* Understanding health/nutritional/dietary benefits of products to be suggested or presented to the customer.
* Project management skills; flexible to travel and attend launches outside normal office hours
* Experience in a similar role within a food/ beverages manufacture environment
* Preferably a Food science/technology/nutrition, Product design Graduate or a foodie / passionate cook with Chef background or experience

Please get in touch

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