For the right candidate this is a fantastic opportunity to join a company who will look to develop and progress your current skill set.
The purpose of the role is to project manage and coordinate the activities of the team and provide a supporting role to the another department.
Manage in the form of delivering training courses, presentations and promoting the services of the Department.
Manage the Benchmarking team and its activities from concept of project, coordination and evaluation of sampling sessions, through to data collection and communication of final results.
Prepare and approve client reports, detailing the evaluation of samples with specific attention to suggested improvements, comparison data and market positioning.
Responsible for the continuous training and development of the team.
Working with other Managers to support existing business from major clients, and actively seek to grow and develop an additional volume of business from new clients.
Assist in the organisation of seminars and conferences including the preparation and delivery of presentations at both internal and external events for FMCG clients, including bespoke training courses on Product Benchmarking on and off site.
Responsible for the maintenance of the quality and traceability systems within the Benchmarking section.
Qualifications and competencies
A degree or equivalent qualification in a food related subject
Between 5-10 years experience in the food or catering industry. Basic Food Hygiene certificate and a proficient and extensive knowledge on food, ingredients, processing and the market place.
Good managerial skills, able to motivate, co-ordinate and develop team to deliver objectives timely and efficiently
Able to communicate effectively and professionally at all levels with company personnel, clients and visitors.
Converse with new and existing clients verbally on a regular basis to understand their specific needs and requirements
Write, check and approve final client’s reports, for the section, ensuring that they are accurate, correct and delivered within the given timescale and ensures sections workload is delivered within deadlines set
As a project manager contribute to the financial performance of the section and strive to attain above average section targets.
Fully understand the potential impact of errors on client’s business and team’s reputation and ensures sufficient checks/sign offs made to avoid mistakes
Acknowledged role as product and market specialist able to give authoritative guidance/advice to others
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