Product Developer

27 Nov 2016
06 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Introduction We have a fantastic opportunity for a Product Developer to join the Food Team in Product Quality. Reporting to the Product Development Manager, in this role you will own and deliver your category Product Development proposition, to step change the quality of the products that matter most to our customers and to deliver market leading innovation. As well as the day to day role, you will have the opportunity to work on projects that impact the wider business; working with commercial, technical, legal & marketing functions in order to deliver these. Main Responsibilities Product Development & Innovation strategy within your category Be the trend, customer and market expert within your category.Develop market leading innovation and product ranges which drive positive customer quality perception, maximise customer participation, sales, outperformance & margin delivery for the category.Work closely with the customer team to gain strategic customer insight.Drive a culture of innovation & passion for product within your team and the supply base.Define the product brief to deliver range, quality and packaging/design improvements for your category which reflect the pillar brand values.Own the critical path and ensure that all products are launched on time and to the brief.Continually review the product area to identify opportunities for improving product quality and delivering value for money.Manage the supplier skill set effectively to deliver a 1-5 year development plan for the area.Regularly visit stores to review the performance of your products as customers experience them. Category Communication - an advocate for the Tesco brand Share expertise with internal stakeholders - Stores, Marketing, PR, Awards, and Tesco Magazine.Be the recognised Tesco Horticulture expert with external stakeholders - Press, Shareholder events. Identify new business & market opportunities Keep abreast of trends and market dynamics and share this knowledge with the team.Keep abreast of competitor activity within the industry and conduct regular competitor and directional reviews. The Ideal Candidate Relevant category/product development experienceEnd to End product & proposition developmentRange ManagementProject ManagementAbility to understand customer, market & competitor insight & foresight dataInnovative & conceptual thinkingData Analysis & Decision MakingInfluencing & communication

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