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Food Development Manager

Job Title: Food Development Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester
Salary: £41000 - £47000 per annum + benefits
Reference: Q96869
Contact Name: Quest Search and Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 20, 2015 19:23

Job Description

A business committed to supplying quality and responsibly-sourced, great-value foods is looking to recruit a Food Development Manager. This is a very important role within the team and you will be responsible for delivering outstanding product quality and exciting innovation while leading and motivating the development team to push boundaries and deliver excellence.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Owning and management of the NPD process
  • Leading and coaching your team to achieve market leading product development and creating a passionate, foodie culture
  • Setting and driving the development agenda and applying your expertise to deliver excitement for the customer while also being aligned to the business values
  • Working very closely with cross functional teams
  • Managing the category budgets
  • Developing and maintaining productive supplier relationships

To be successful in this role you must be:

  • Experienced in a food development manager position either in food manufacturing or retail
  • An experienced manager and developer of people
  • Creative and have a passion for all things food related
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment
  • Able to drive change
  • A strong, engaging character who can present to key stakeholders confidently and challenge and influence when required
  • Commercially aware

If this sounds like the opportunity for you then we would welcome your application.

We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.

Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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