Food Graduate - NPD

Studee Ltd · Competitive · Ab Lench
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Product Manager - 12 months - Food industry Hartlebury / Malvern 8.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday Job Summary: Manage the critical path and customer to deliver launches of commercial focused NPD and EPD to deliver customer and business objectives. Main Duties and Responsibilities: * Development of products against customer briefs and requirements across a range of products including chicken, duck, fish, seafood and dim sum * Critical path management to ensure on time launch of all projects * Briefing of various supplier across Europe and Asia to develop commercially viable products * Adherence to NPD Development Process * Customer presentations and quality panels * Communication with customers on a daily basis and completion of necessary development documents * Manage the pack copy, artwork and FTP of product launches * Specifications submission * Effective daily communication with the UK factory team to manage launches * Maintain detailed category knowledge through gaps,

store visits market data and food trends * Maintain Product Files to ensure compliance with BRC standards * Collaborative working with internal and external contacts and other partners, procurement, factory, technical and supply chain to achieve team objectives * Supplier site visits overseas where necessary Personal specification: * Previous product development experience essential * Customer management experience with the ability to attend and manage customer meetings. * Cost awareness to ensure profitable development and EDP for both customer and company business * Strong projects management skills * Capable of working independently and managing own time * Support the Development Manager in ensuring Market and customer knowledge is shared and reported accordingly * A passion and interest for food, including restaurant and retail trends, packaging innovation and new ingredients * A self-motivated individual capable of delivering as part of a team, and able to demonstrate

personal integrity and promote company values Qualifications: * Food related degree or equivalent is desirable Special Circumstances: * Regular travel within the UK to visit customers, suppliers and other company Sites * This role will involve occasional overseas travel, which could include weekends and overnight stays Contract length: 12 months Job Types: Full-time, Contract Salary: 28,000.00-30,000.00 per year

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