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Food Product Manager job in Worcestershire

Food Product Manager

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Product Manager to join an established international organisation.

We are looking for an individual who takes a real interest in and has a real passion for food! All things foodie including restaurant, retail trends, packaging innovation and new ingredients. You will join as an integral part of the team, being self-motivated with the ability to drive others with an enthusiastic attitude.

The purpose of this role is to manage the critical path and customer to deliver right first time launches of commercial focused NPD and EPD to deliver customer and business objectives, in line with the company vision, mission and values.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • 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 project
  • Briefing of Thailand and others partners to accurate and commercial viable products
  • Adherence to gate process
  • Customer presentations and quality panels
  • Pack copy and FTP where relevant
  • Manage agenda and itinerary for customer trips
  • Maintain detailed category knowledge through gaps, store visits market data and food trends
  • Specifications submission
  • Product files for BRC
  • Collaborative working with internal and external contacts including Thailand and other partners, procurement, factory, technical and supply chain to achieve team objectives.
  • Supplier site visits overseas where necessary

We are looking for an individual with previous customer management experience with the ability to man mark up to Development Manager. You will also support the Development Manager in ensuring market and customer knowledge is shared and reported accordingly.

Food related degree or equivalent essential.