French Speaking Private Label Development Manager

Posted 12 January by People First

Your New Job Title: French Speaking Private Label Development Manager

Your New Salary: up to £40k (dependant on experience)

Status: 9 months plus FTC

Location: Gatwick area, Surrey

The Skills you'll need each day:

Who you'll be working for:
Working with UK private label customers’ technical management, our dedicated commercial teams and our European private label teams, the main purpose of the role is to propose and implement private label opportunities from development to launch, managing each project within each customers’ processes, critical path and technical requirements. You will also manage 1 direct report on a daily basis in this role.


What you'll be doing each day:
·Key customer contact for all development, renovation, packaging and product communication
·Project lead from development brief to launch for all NPD packaging and product communication
·Ensuring all new and existing products conform to customer guidelines, polices and specifications
·Lead for packaging design changes, pack copy and artwork approval based on approved product specification
·To ensure all aspects of customer specifications are submitted within agreed timescales
·Organise and lead customer meetings and technical visits to manufacturing sites
·Continually monitoring the consistency of PL products and benchmarking against competitors to ensure product quality standards are maintained.
·Effective communication and reporting on project KPIs, product specifications and policy changes
·To manage the objectives and work plan of the Development Assistant, to ensure all branded projects are delivered on time and to brief


The skills you need to succeed:


·Educated to degree level or equivalent, with a food science/technology background
·Previous experience in a Private Label Development role in the UK with expertise of managing private label customer requirements
·Strong customer focus and ability to manage multiple stakeholders
·Excellent attention to detail and analytical skills
·Strong organisational and project management skills
·IT literacy to a high standard
·Highly developed communication and influencing skills
·Flexible and creative problem solving skills to overcome obstacles
·Highly self-motivated and results focused, with the ability to work autonomously, as well as working closely with the R&D, Quality, Industrial and Commercial teams in the wider business
·Flexibility to travel in the UK as well as travelling regularly to France, as business needs dictate

We would be grateful if you could send your CV as a Word document. If your application is successful, you will be contacted within 7 days. We regret that due to the high volume of applications we receive we cannot provide feedback on individual CVs. Please note that we can only consider candidates who are eligible to work in the UK and are able to provide relevant supporting documentation.

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Required skills

  • Customer Service
  • French
  • Technology
  • Technical
  • Quality

Reference: 34024341

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