Greencore Group

Head of Product Development

Expiring today

Location
London
Salary
Competitive
Posted
21 Jul 2017
Closes
18 Aug 2017
Ref
greencore/TP/196/742
Contact
Mr Robin Mukerjee
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking to appoint a Head of Product Development to lead and drive the Product Development (PD) process as defined by the business strategy

Main responsibilities
  • Guardian and ambassador of great food to maximise the impact of food credentials within the manufacturing unit and with external customers
  • Lead the creative process within PD, from creating a culture where the ideas of the team are maximised and lead to creative solutions
  • Identify and evaluate food trends that support the business vision and customer strategy within a rolling 2 year horizon
  • Define and lead the PD strategy to ensure that current business performance targets are achieved in the short, medium and long term
  • Identify and oversee the development of new and existing product opportunities in line with the strategy and vision
  • Provide leadership and direction to ensure that across the team people are kept safe, engaged, focused, developed and delivering their potential
  • Set the direction and challenge the team throughout the PD critical path to ensure plans and performance is aligned to business strategy and delivers the required results
  • Build and manage internal and external stakeholders to effectively influence category direction and smooth implementation of plans with appropriate customer man marking
  • Identify and approve resource required for product development teams as part of the annual budgeting review to ensure the plans can be implemented successfully
Ideal candidate
 Graduate calibre – Food relevant degree or equivalent  Industry experience of leading a large development function  Proven track record of presenting at senior levels and retailer groups  Strategic planning skills  Experience of leading and developing a PD team  Strong interpersonal and influencing skills  Networked in PD – suppliers, operations, customer, market  Expert in product, process and ingredient knowledge About the company

Greencore Group plc is a fast growing, international convenience food leader. Headquartered in Ireland, Greencore has operations in the UK and the US serving major retailers and brands in both markets.

It is a leading manufacturer of convenience food products to grocery retailers in the UK and a leading manufacturer of sandwiches, meals kits and salads to CPG, convenience retail and foodservice outlets in the US.

Greencore has a proforma Group revenue of £2.3bn and operates out of 50 locations in the UK, the US and Ireland.