Our client is a leading brand who are seeking a product developer to join their team for an exciting 12-month contract which will involve developing new products from concept to launch. These products will then be available for purchase across most UK retailers to give maximum exposure.
Duties will include:
•To develop new product concepts and complete existing product improvement projects to satisfy agreed concept briefs in line with the business NPD procedures including all documentation and administration.
•To develop bench concepts for sign off by marketing, manufacturing and quality teams.
•Transfer of agreed NPD projects to full scale manufacture by conducting all necessary production trials, liaising always with manufacturing, quality, purchasing and marketing functions.
•To provide accurate new product specification information in a timely manner to ensure that new products are accurately set up in SAP and PDM. Ensure product specifications are an accurate representation of the approved trial product.
•To agree quality standards for all new/relaunched products with Marketing, Operations and Quality ensuring they are clearly communicated to production (team leaders, production managers) and quality teams(quality auditors) prior to 1st production.
•Work with the NPD manager to support manufacturing, CI and quality teams in continuous improvement projects and equipment commissioning trials as required.
•To proactively identify innovative product concepts via market trend information, food exhibitions or ideation sessions.
•To translate concept ideas into viable, innovative project ideas and present to marketing on a regular basis.