Product Development Manager
Are you a passionate, dedicated and motivated individual who is able to deliver Product Development in line with the critical path to meet a customer’s plan? Are you someone who is able to generate innovative ideas while drawing insight from the broad convenience food sector? Are you someone who builds positive working relationships on a regular basis? Then we would like to speak with you!
What you’ll be doing:
- Overseeing products from concept to process handover to meet the critical path and feasibility plans by answering questions to the right level of detail.
- Lead feasibility meetings, ensuring that people are kept informed of all activity regular and ensure actions are complete while providing information in reports which are accurate, easy to read and within budget.
- Give input on product knowledge and customer insight within category team to ensure product development is aligned with all key customer requirements and meets financial measurements.
- Introduce and refine new product concepts through the development process ensuring that technical and quality standards are achieved while maximizing profitability.
- Build and maintain customer relationships, acting as the dedicated contact to provide accurate and consistent communication internal.ly and externally while identifying and resolving issues promptly.
- Developing the team capability through task focused coaching to ensure maximum performance and development to their potential.
- Be recognized as the “go to” person for customer information.
The Ideal Candidate
What you’ll need:
- A four year degree in Food Science or related field of study. (MS preferred)
- A broad knowledge of the convenience and grocery food market
- At least 5 years of previous Product Development experience in a similar industry
- A good understanding of Product Development terminology
- Understanding of the retail environment/market place
- Ability to prepare and deliver a presentation
- Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
- Excellent business skills and personal ethics
About the Company
Greencore is a fast growing, international convenience food leader. It is a leading US manufacturer of sandwiches, meal kits, salads and Consumer Product Goods, convenience retail and food service. In the UK Greencore is a leading manufacturer of sandwiches and other food to go products to grocery retailers, with complementary positions in other convenience food categories, including chilled prepared meals, chilled soups and sauces, ambient sauces & pickles, cakes & desserts and Yorkshire Puddings.