We are working with an amazing company that supply innovative and delicious products to retail and foodservice customers. They are seeking an ambitious and inquisitive (Junior) Development Manager to join their existing team on a 12-month contract.
Reporting into the Development Manager, you will manage a development technologist and work alongside the development chefs to deliver innovation across different product ranges for key customers.
In this varied role you’ll be developing new and existing products within a fast moving sector, anticipating customer briefs and using your creative flair to drive exciting concepts that reflect up and coming food trends. Your role will encompass all stages of innovation from idea generation and development to consumer testing, factory trials and full scale launch to market, ensuring category innovation goals are achieved according to the company’s commercial vision.
You’ll be refreshing existing ranges where you’ll develop and adapt recipes to improve taste, texture, quality and cost whilst managing suppliers to ensure budget objectives are met in line with business strategy. You’ll also work with key customers on a daily basis, keeping them updated on the critical path and product progress, ensuring expectations are met all the way to guarantee the continued success of this forward thinking food business.
Suit a creative, tenacious and credible Senior Technologist who has experience of working in a manufacturing environment and is looking to increase their level of responsibility in a customer focussed role.
You'll have a proven track record of driving the development of new products where you have delivered persuasive presentations and established great relationships with customers. You'll need to have superb interpersonal and communication skills coupled with a resourceful and flexible approach to the NPD process in order to deliver successful NPD projects. Ideally, you’ll have worked in the bakery or ambient snacking sectors.
If you have a passion for food and are looking for the chance to make an impact with this thriving food business then apply now or get in touch with Kimia to find out more on 0345 2600 737.
We do our utmost to get back to candidates quickly but if you have not heard back from us within 5 days then your application has not been successful on this occasion.
Due to the high volume of applications we receive, I am sorry to say that we are unable to respond to candidates that do not possess the required food & drink industry experience required for our vacancies.