This is a fabulous opportunity to join a product development team within an industry leading food manufacturing business.
As Product Developer you will be responsible for sub category project management with regular contact with the customer. You will co-create products with chefs to ensure they meet the customer brief, commercial and nutritional requirements.
This role will include one direct report (product technologist) and report into the site Product Development ManagerMain responsibilities
You will be the guardian of allocated projects from concept to process handover; developing products through full product development process from kitchen samples to commercially viable products in line with the brief to time, cost and quality requirements.
You will be required to write cooking instructions in line with customer and safety requirements to meet retailer best practice, whilst contributing to idea generation within the team to maximise competitor advantage. Working with the manufacturing team to verify feasibility of products going into manufacturing environment in addition to presenting new products and upgrades to the Product Development Manager in a professional manner.
As well as project coordination you will also work with the wider team to deliver regular Foodie events including cuisine workshops, trends reports and new news to the business.Ideal candidate
You’ll have previous experience of working in a fast paced environment with an awareness of project management techniques, in particular critical path and gated processes.
Within the role of Product Developer, a good knowledge of food is a must, but we’ll also be looking for you to be analytical and numerate with good communication skills.About the company
Greencore Group plc is a fast growing, international convenience food leader. Headquartered in Ireland, Greencore has operations in the UK and the US serving major retailers and brands in both markets.
It is a leading manufacturer of convenience food products to grocery retailers in the UK and a leading manufacturer of sandwiches, meals kits and salads to CPG, convenience retail and foodservice outlets in the US.
Greencore has a proforma Group revenue of £2.3bn and operates out of 50 locations in the UK, the US and Ireland.
Reasons for joining Greencore
- We create opportunities for our people to take responsibility early in their careers, to develop their skills and capabilities, to work in a wide variety of businesses and roles, and to make a difference.
- We invest heavily in our people, facilities and capability to ensure we retain a strong competitive edge in the markets we operate. Developing and training our people is critical to delivery of our strategy.
- Our people are passionate about our business and we enjoy what they do. We are also committed to make our business and a supportive and diverse place to work.
- Our capacity to innovate is key to our ongoing success. We ask our people to constantly look for new and better ways of running our business.
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