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Projects & Development Manager

Job Title: Projects & Development Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Lancashire
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q95443
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 25, 2014 18:01

Job Description

If you are an experienced project or brand manager with a passion for introducing innovative, customer focused products to the market then this could be the role for you. As Projects & Development Manager you will be responsible for delivering projects from ideas generation through to launch for the key retail customer who is commited to true innovation. Key Focuses: * Providing end to end project management from briefing and concept development to the launch of the finished products * Holding regular project meetings and updates both internally and externally * Critical path, risk and stakeholder management * Using marketing insight, consumer trends and requirements of the retail customer to help guide product development and hence create truly innovative products of exceptional quality * Actively keeping up to date with market trends and conducting regular gap analysis * Ensuring all packaging is best in class Required Experience and Competencies: * Project or brand management experience within a food environment * Experience managing projects for retail customers and knowledge of retail gated development processes * Excellent communication skills and presentation ability and confidence in engaging with and instructing key internal and external stakeholders * Creativity and a keen interest in keeping up to date with the latest consumer trends * A desire to develop exceptional product that continues to benchmark above the market * Any foreign language skills would be advantageous but not essential This is a hands-on, all encompassing role within a great business who continually meet and exceed both customer and consumer needs. If you have the experience and skill set required 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.