Greencore Group

Product Development Manager - Creative

Northamptonshire, Northampton
11 Oct 2016
08 Nov 2016
Greencore Group
Contract Type
Full Time

The Role

This is a fabulous opportunity to join a growing innovation team within an industry leading food manufacturing business.

As a Creative Product Development Manager, your key focus will be to deliver creative ideas and concepts through research and trends, to support future growth of New Product Development (NPD) in the futures team for the 2-5 year horizon.

A little about Greencore

Greencore Group is a leading international manufacturer of convenience foods. Our ambition doesn't stop at being the world's largest sandwich producer, we're looking for passionate, talented people who can help us to drive our future success. People who innovate, create, lead and inspire. We set the bar high, and expect that our people do too.

Greencore Food to Go Northampton is undergoing unprecedented growth with over £30 Million invested in our site. The end result is that we have recently opened our 4th unit and are in the process of building our 5th, which is due to open in early 2017. Greencore always look to put people at the core, and at Northampton our Learning and Development team have delivered well over 30,000 hours of training in the past year alone. We offer a clear and well defined career path and will actively look at how we can enable our colleagues to push themselves forward.

What you'll be doing

At Greencore we really do put people at the core of how we run our business, so there is a strong focus on looking after our people, and our impact on the wider community. You will support this by ensuring that our divisional strategy for safety, health and the environment is always at the top of your agenda. You'll create an environment where individuals feel able to continually challenge the status quo, embracing change and where they are encouraged to make decisions to drive continuous improvement.

Within the role of Creative Product Development Manager, you'll be creating and researching concepts through the development process, ensuring that technical and quality standards are achieved. You will build and maintain customer relationships, acting as the dedicated contact to provide accurate and consistent communication both internally and externally, ensuring any issues are identified and resolved quickly.

You will input product knowledge, research, trends and consumer insight to the category team to ensure product development is aligned with all of the key customer and consumer requirements.

What you'll need

Of graduate calibre, within a food or related discipline, you'll understand the retail environment and the principles and tools of category and strategic management.

Based on previous experience, you'll have a good understanding of food manufacturing principles with demonstrated leadership qualities.

You'll be at ease preparing and delivering a presentation and have a good understanding of Product Development terminology.