Product Development Manager - Food

Location
England,Hertfordshire
Salary
£35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted
16 Jan 2019
Closes
13 Feb 2019
Ref
13983665/001
Contact
Alice Swatton
Experience Level
Manager
Sectors
FMCG
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Product Development Manager will be responsible for the entire NPD process from creation to launch and will work collaboratively across the team. My client is based in Hertfordshire.


Client Details

My client is a well-respected food brand within their market due to their passion for making a small change to everyday lifestyles with their nutritional tasty snacks. They are all about innovation and NPD to find the best products out there to help make a real change. They are growing at a rapid rate with clear success paths to aim down making it a very exciting time for a pioneering marketer to join them and grow with the business and brand. A fun and stimulating environment to work within is on offer.


Description

The Product Development Manager will be responsible for the entire NPD process from creation to launch and will work collaboratively across the team. They will be responsible for:

* Build and maintain relationships with new and existing suppliers on products ensuring competitive prices, premium product quality and good service





* Identify new product types and development





* Managing product design and co-ordinating this with supplier and designer





* Focus on existing product development





* Producing product briefs and sourcing samples





* Fully manage and run weekly NPD meetings





* Manage sensory analysis sessions; including feedback to suppliers.





* Pricing negotiation





* Manage compliance and ensure all products and packaging are in line with current legislation





* Monitor product sales, identify products which are not meeting expectations and provide recommendations to boost sales.





* Work collaboratively with the brand managers supporting on NPD and its launch





* Hold regular focus groups to capture consumer feedback and identify gaps.





* Produce material for retailers on new products and how to be used/ marketed.


Profile

Must have:

* At least two years product development experience (preferably food)





* Excellent project management skills





* Ability to build and maintain strong business relationships





* Confident to present and deliver training.


Job Offer

The Product Development Manager can expect to receive a salary of up to £40k depending on experience.

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