Senior Development Manager

Spalding, Lincolnshire
30 May 2018
27 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Development Manager    

Location Spalding - Lincolnshire

Contract Type Permanent - Full Time    

Job Description

Bakkavor Salads have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Development Technologist to join the team in their food manufacturing site in Lincolnshire.

You will be involved in the development of the Business Strategy with the Executive Team. Develop and agree the Development Strategy for two sites (Bourne & Spalding).

Manages the innovation of new products and processes within a large Business to:-

Maintain and extend the current categories

To deliver new products and processes outside the current categories

To ensure that the Business has in place an effective “Blue Sky” Innovation Resource both internally and using external experts that will contribute to the delivery of the Business Growth in existing and new categories.

Identify and progress new ways of differentiating existing ranges with new packaging and ingredients ideally completely re-defining an existing market place.

To recruit, lead, motivate and inspire direct reports up to Development Manager level to achieve personal development and continual improvement.

To ensure all levels of development staff are trained and developed to meet their potential.

Manage focused development of new products to deliver the budgeted margin in their Business.

To co-ordinate the Site Development Plan(s) across the Business ensuring that the Business’s objectives are communicated and integrated into these plans and are in line with the Business Strategy and Development Strategy.

Develop and sustain a close working relationship with the Business Unit customers.

To provide the Business with “Product” Expertise and is seen by both internal and external customers as the Expert.

Monitors product quality of existing and new products in the Business and ensure that the Business Executive Team agrees an action plan.

Supports development Managers in maintaining quality standards and driving quality initiatives, and acts as a mentor to address issues.

Liaise with Sales and Marketing across the Business / Group to ensure that the activities of Sales/Marketing/Development are co-ordinated.

Salary £75,000 for the best candidate