Development Manager/ Product Developer

South East England
23 Nov 2016
20 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

The Company

This is an absolutely fantastic opportunity to join a well-established global brand who are known for their vibrant flavours and passion for innovation. They have amassed a dedicated fan base and are continually growing from strength to strength. As they look to drive innovation forward they are now seeking a proactive and highly talented Development Manager/ Product Developer who truly understands the brand and will successfully steer the business forward in the right direction.

The Role

In this creative and dynamic role you’ll be a key part of the food team developing amazing new products in line with food trends and consumer expectations for this well-known brand. Working with the Innovation Chef you’ll be creating concepts with your mind always fixed on the brand’s core values and will collate feedback from customer trials to help with the development of new products. You’ll be building relationships with suppliers to gather the highest quality ingredients which keep you ahead of the game. Managing projects to ensure that launches run on time you’ll be ensuring dreams in the Development Kitchen become reality.

You’ll really need to understand the consumer base to inform your decisions so that you can add to a growing product portfolio. At the same time you will refresh the existing range and add seasonal variants that will stand out in a competitive market place. Working with the Food Director you’ll play a pivotal part in keeping the 12 month development plan on track. No two days will be the same and every day you will face a new challenge.

The Person

We are looking for an extremely passionate and focused Development Manager/ Product Developer who is looking to showcase their high class skills. With previous experience of working for a brand you’ll be brimming with desire and ideas. It is important that you are friendly and approachable with a real can-do attitude. Strong organisational and multitasking skills are essential and you’ll be able to co-ordinate a number of projects at the same time as well as ensuring you can prioritise your work. You’ll be confident in a kitchen to be able to support innovation and training. Adaptable and flexible you’ll be able to keep up the pace with projects as they evolve, accepting product tweaks and changes with enthusiasm.

If you are looking progress you career in this highly sought after contractual role we would love to hear from you. Apply now or call 0845 2600 737 to find out more. 

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.