Our client is a well-established manufacturer in the convenience food arena with a distinctive market presence, a strong consumer understanding and excellent customer service. They are now seeking a foodie Product Developer to join their creative team developing innovative products for the major UK retailers.
In this diverse and rewarding role you’ll play an instrumental part in developing new and existing product ranges to keep up with consumer expectations in this ever changing market. You will work as part of a large and supportive NPD team with specific category responsibility, taking the lead in developing and driving innovative product concepts. You'll work from the concept brief stage to product approval, creating commercially viable products that encompass new and seasonal food trends. You'll also be using your extensive food knowledge to source new ingredients and identify opportunities that will enhance products that taste great whilst being in line with business values. In addition you’ll manage key retail accounts, developing influential business relationships and liaising regularly with other sites within the Group.
Suit a creative and tenacious Product Developer of graduate calibre who has worked in a similar complex chilled NPD role with proven experience of developing creative new products, delivering persuasive presentations and establishing relationships with a key customer base. You will have a resourceful and flexible approach to NPD processes coupled with amazing communication and organisation skills in order to work with your team to deliver successful NPD projects. Branded or own-label NPD experience within the chilled or frozen product areas would be desirable in order to excel in this role. A driving licence is essential as there will be some travel to another site within the Group.
If you have a real passion for food, looking to take that next career step with more responsibility and the chance to make an impact with this thriving food business then apply now or call 0345 2600 737 to find out more.
Also, please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.