Cambridge Closing Date: 2021-06-25 Ref: PILQT621543
If you are passionate about food we want to hear from you!
We are looking for a Development Manager to join our Dalehead team. As a Development Manager you will be working in an NPD function taking full responsibility for specific categories and assigned projects, delivering profitable & feasible NPD, and supporting the innovation and culinary agenda.
Directly manage assigned projects, delivering within critical path timings – including product quality, costings, material sourcing, packaging and product innovation.
Ensures all NPD/EPD is reviewed with their category triangle ensuring consumer and commercial relevance
Works with Senior Development manager to assign resourcing for their projects
Manage, Support & Develop their direct reports
Ensures NPD stage gate is adhered to & contributes to its continual improvement at site level
Key NPD stakeholder for costing process for their products ensuring all products hit agreed EBIT targets
Maintains awareness of food & consumer trends and ensures these are applied across their categories
Ensures technical compliance for their projects
Leads NPD customer relationship for their categories
Ensures site capabilities & strategy are incorporated into their projects
Works on innovation projects for their categories and may support wider business innovation initiatives
The successful candidate will have 3+ years experience in NPD or have relevant experience in process development & development chefing. They will have experience in chilled food development and of course share our passion for food. Experience managing a small team would be an advantage, as would Meat industry knowledge. They will hold a food marketing or science related degree.