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Product Development Manager

Alexander Steele
North West with travel UK wide. Flexible on location as long as you are happy to travel
£50,000 base + competitive package
Closing date
4 Dec 2020

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I am delighted to have been engaged with an established food manufacturing business seeking to add a product development Manager to the growing development function.


Reporting into the Brand Director, this individual will focus on product, recipe and packaging development for several of the businesses brands. They are a highly established organisation with a fantastic business culture, which is highlighted in the competitive package on top of the £50,000 base salary on on offer.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, or Engineering discipline
  • Ability to lead product development via understanding of technology, consumer and sensory
  • 5+ yrs food experience & product development with as strong record of delivering results in FMCG and Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Ability to liaise with key stakeholders 
  • sciences, as well as Food Safety and Regulatory Standards
  • Experience in using a stage gate NPD / EPD process & product lifecycle management
  • Manage complexity and  analytical thinking.
  • Strong team player and ability to influence via direct and indirect relations
  • Relationship builder with strong communication and influencing skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Technical expertise – Relevant  Category product knowledge.
  • Executional Excellence – Timely decision making & prioritises
  • Building and strengthening relationships – Customer focus, & Approachability
  • Personal Leadership – Learning and development, Ethics and Values

If you would like more detail on the position please feel free to get in touch or submit a fully updated CV  


Alexander Steele was born out of a vision to do things differently.

Our personalised approach to recruiting is all about asking the right questions and – through that simple but effective process – getting the right answers. We ensure that you deal with the same person throughout your process so that you can build a rapport with your consultant and so that we get to know you, for now, and for the future.

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