Technical Development Manager

Quest Search and Selection Ltd
Hemel Hempstead
19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Our Client are currently recruiting for a Technical Development Manager to join their outstanding team based in West London. A business that offers exceptional careers to individuals with exceptional talent this is truly an opportunity that offers long term career development and a chance to challenge yourself within a majorly successful organization.

An operation with creativity and innovation at the centre of their vision to be the most dynamic, creative and admired food & drinks business in the world they have an enviable product portfolio and are looking to expand from an innovation perspective. You will almost certainly have enjoyed consuming one of their market-leading brands and it's testament to the culture of the business that these brands have achieved such success in the global marketspace.

The 360 degree Technical Development Manager will not only work hands on in the lab creating formulations but manage the whole process from initial product conception to mass commercialization. This is an opportunity for an individual with both the technical expertise to create exciting new product options whilst having the commercial acumen and communication ability to manage key cross functional stakeholders.

Key responsibilities:

-Lead product development in the creation of new food/drink products working closely with our brands team all the way through to up scaling within our manufacturing team.

-Create effective partnerships with Marketing, Supply Chain and Suppliers to enable project delivery of key business objectives.

-Lead technical input on development projects from concept and brief to commercialisation.

-Ensure all project work is compliant with the internal technical processes and legal requirements related to the specific product category.

The knowledge we are looking for:

-Project management and leadership experience of essential with a track record of delivering results.

-Technical project management experience within FMCG is essential, ideally with food/beverage experience.

-Experience of working with manufacturing departments driving cross functional project teams is essential

-Accomplished IT Skills using Microsoft suite of programs (including MS Project) are essential

-Well-developed interpersonal skills, specifically relationship building, facilitation, written / verbal communication are essential

-Strong leadership skills are desirable

If you believe you are capable of adding value in a role of this nature then apply now and hopefully this is the start of the next stage of your career.

We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.

Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.