Product Developer

Job Title: Product Developer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Halstead
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Start Date: 2019-01-06 00:00:00
Reference: 137100902
Contact Name: Ruth Humes
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 06, 2019 19:17

Job Description

My client based in the Braintree District is seeking a Product Developer to join their team.

Salary £30-35,000
Hours: 8.30-5pm


My client is seeking the following essential skills…

Ability to work autonomously and with a team.
Ability to deal with a complexity of products, projects and customers.
Computer literate across Excel, Word and Powerpoint.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Customer facing - to display a confident and knowledgeable manner to engage with customers.
Basic culinary knowledge of flavours, flavour pairings and how to make delicious products.
Background in technical/quality/NPD with key Innovation experience.
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

Responsible for….

To oversee projects from concept to launch in line with an agreed brief and critical path utilising cross-functional expertise.
Develop products & processes which enable the business to maintain category leadership and customer 'supplier of choice'.
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 to engage with customers. To research and understand their market/customer base/strategy and their processes.
To proactively drive and deliver Innovation within agreed medium/long-term Business Strategies.
Working closely with Category Management/Marketing, understand current/future trends, consumer & customer insights and market gaps/opportunities to ensure Innovation Programme is relevant and has high level of confidence for success.
Develop detailed briefs with clear 'reasons to believe', rationale, feasibility and potential margin to present to Senior Business Managers for approval ahead of project commitment, including highlighting any potential Capex requirements.
Along with Category Management/Marketing/Commercial, engage with customers to ascertain potential/appetite for innovation opportunities being developed.

A full job description is available outlining key tasks, please apply or contact Ruth Humes on 07764959511.