Product Development Manager

01 Jun 2021
24 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
As a Product Development Manager, your role will be to lead customer/category Product Development (PD) activity to achieve Greencore's great food and commercial targets, deliver right first time launches and act as the customer's first point of contact.

Presenting new products and upgrades to key stakeholders and the customer in a professional manner, demonstrating in confidence your food knowledge and expertise.
Responsible for the project management of all customer /category PD activity to meet the critical path.
Benchmarking of products regularly to gain awareness of the market for a competitive advantage and contribute to Blue Sky Innovation within the team to maximise competitor advantage.
Briefing new, revised and repeat material requirements to the NPD buyers and packaging innovation team to ensure the correct resources are available for product development and factory trials
Accurately prepare all necessary documentation to progress from concept to process handovers.
Input product knowledge and customer insight within category team to ensure product development is aligned with all key customer requirements and meets financial measurements
Develop the team capability through task focused coaching to ensure maximum performance and development to their potential
Work collaboratively with suppliers and attend trials for new raw materials to ensure that they are of a repeatable and sustainable quality.
Stakeholder management of operational peers to promote collaborative ways of working and delivery of the NPD agenda.Job DescriptionYou may not have heard of us, but we're sure you've tried our products. We're a vibrant, fast-paced leading food manufacturer. Employing 12,200 colleagues across 16 world-class manufacturing sites and 18 distribution depots across the UK. We supply all the UK's food retailers with everything from Sandwiches, soups and sushi to cooking sauces, pickles and ready meals.

Here at Wisbech, we have a team of 450 colleagues and manufacture premium chilled ready to cook meals for major retailers such as Asda and Co-op.

What we're looking for
To be currently operating as a Product Development Manager within the Food Manufacturing Industry
Ideally worked with chilled food categories
Hold a degree in Food Science and Nutrition or have a similar related degree
Good food knowledge and passion for food
Keen eye for detail, along with the ability to communicate effectively with suppliers and the internal teamIf this sounds like you, join us and grow with Greencore, and be a part of driving our future success.

What you'll get in return
Competitive salary and job-related benefits
Pension up to 8% matched
Company share save scheme
Greencore Qualifications
Exclusive Greencore employee discount platformThroughout your time at Greencore, you will be supported with on the job training and development opportunities to further your career