Product Development Assistant - NPD

Richmond upon Thames, London (Greater)
16 Nov 2016
14 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Product Development Assistant - NPD

  • Richmond upon Thames, London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time

About us

good just got exciting! Using technology to create the world’s No.1 healthier snack brand, graze continues to grow and offer new ways for our consumers to snack. We combine a love of food with a pioneering use of technology and product innovation to create delicious snacks with healthy benefits. We’ve come a long way since we shipped our first nibble box becoming one of the fastest growing companies in the UK with our recent entry into the US market viewed the most successful launch in history for a UK brand.

The role: Product Development Assistant - NPD

This role is part of a dynamic and passionate NPD team, where you’ll be working on creating new products that are changing the face of healthy snacking in the online landscape.

What you’ll be responsible for...

The Product Development Assistant will support the NPD team to deliver NPD projects from concept to launch. To succeed in this role you’ll need to;

  • Manage the online NPD processes such as the redevelopment and delist of products.
  • Champion the quality of our ingredients and work closely with the technical team to deliver improvements.
  • Be the point of contact for our customer services team to help with customer enquiries.
  • Develop product concepts from concept to launch into online (subscription and online shop).
  • Present concepts to the NPD team, Chief Brand Officer and Senior Management Team.
  • Brief suppliers and work closely with them in order to meet briefs in the best possible way.
  • Work effectively with many teams across the business (production, procurement, marketing, customer services, tech etc) to launch new products successfully.
  • Be the Guardian of the NPD kitchen to ensure the space is organised.

What we are looking for in you

  • Ideally you'll have a food related degree and if possible 1-2 years’ experience preferred but not essential!
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Organised and efficient
  • Understanding of current and future food trends
  • An inquisitive and entrepreneurial nature with a determination to get the right answers
  • A confident and results focussed self-starter
  • Strong communication skills
  • Highly numerate and strong excel capability would be advantageous
  • Passion for food and an interest to learn in this area

What we will expect in first 6 months...

  • Kick off and be accountable for specific NPD projects through the process
  • Take ownership of the NPD processes to maintain our range
  • Working with the creative team to manage how our products are displayed  on our website
  • Have built strong relationships within the business to ensure that your projects run smoothly

What’s in it for you?...

  • You will get fantastic experience working with many different teams, in a business that champions regular innovation.
  • graze is a young company, moving into new commercial areas including Retail, Online and new geographies, so you’ll be joining a progressive and expanding company which offers learning and opportunity for you to grow.
  • There are some seriously smart, agile, informed, helpful, modest, funny and dedicated people in the business!
  • You’d be part of a culture that revolves around us doing a great job by being helpful, open, inclusive, pioneering, commercially aware, persistent and honest. 
  • We encourage active learning with access for all employees to our studio sessions, job specific learning and networking opportunities.