Product Developer, East England

Salary: £35K
Sector: New Product Development
Location: East England
Job type: Permanent

Job Description

Job Title: Product Developer
Location: East England

Are you a Product Developer, passionate about food and ready for your next step up within your career? Then I invite you to join my client within a brand new Product Developer role and paly a key role in maintaining and building upon their already market leading success.

What Awaits you
• Working with a vast and market leading product range
• Playing a vital role by where your opinion and ideas are highly valued.
• Chance to enter a role which is the first of its kind within the business
• Very friendly and supportive work environment.
• Competitive salary and benefits package
• Flexible working hours

Main Responsibilities
• Be an ambassador for the gated NPD process and support the NPD team with the administrative aspects of the stage and gate as well as with NPD and feasibility meetings.
• Work with the chefs to create best in class products for our customers. This includes support with nutritional's, claims, customer policy compliance etc.
• Be a key part of the customer facing team, supporting the NPD Manager with communication and support, ensuring our customers are always fully informed and up to date on live projects.
• Ensuring the correct documentation is available for customer submissions.
• Keep up to date with the latest food trends and new openings so that you can talk passionately about the industry.
• Develop internal and external relationships across all functions and customers to aid the successful delivery of new products and innovation.
• Support the process team in the trialling and launching of new products to ensure successful scale up in the factory and grow your operational knowledge.
• Continue to support the operations and QA team to ensure that the products we manufacture are the quality and standard that our customers expect.
• Assist the NPD Manager in driving a food agenda within the business and promoting our food values both internally and externally.
• Input recipes accurately on to the development system and ensure new raw materials are sourced in a timely manner to support the costing process.

Qualifications
• Good understanding of manufacturing processes
• Passion for food is essential
• Commercial understanding and ability to develop to a cost
• IT skills—Excel, PowerPoint and Word as well as internal systems
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Proven track record of product launches and strategic growth
• Knowledge of nutrition and calculation of nutritional information
• Customer facing experience ideally within major retailers

How to Apply
To apply for this position with my client, please send your most up-to-date CV detailing any relevant experience to david.boden@drnewitt.com or apply using the link below.

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