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Location: Leicestershire, England
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 months ago
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Food
Contact Name: Ray Jones

Channel Development Manager

Job Description

My client is a food manufacturing business based in Leicester specialising in the production of bakery and savoury products. They are looking for a Channel Development Manager to join the team which would be ideal for an innovation/NPD manager, NPD project manager or junior account manager who is interested in product development.

As Channel Development Manager your duties will include:

 Manage NPD project from concept to launch

 Manage multiple NPD projects to time and quality

 Work cross functionally in project teams to develop and launch new products (NPD, production, procurement, marketing, category management, technical etc.)

 Becoming an 'expert' in dedicated channel - retail and understanding its market dynamics in terms of size, areas of growth, sector opportunities

 Conduct competitor reviews and product benchmarking

 Proactively identify opportunities for new product development in order to grow category and sales

 Develop customer category plans in conjunction with Category Manager and National Account Manager

 Develop a strong relationship with product development team from relevant customers

 Attend meetings and support commercial teams at customer presentations to drive new listings

Experience required:

 Ideally NPD experience (2+ years) - managed NPD from idea generation to launch

 Customer focused with a real passion for food and product development

 Excellent presentations skills and proven project management skills

 Experience of managing and influencing multiple stakeholders

 Excellent attention to details and have the ability to work with speed and agility

 Understanding of current & future food trends

 Passion for food

 Self-motivated, driven and results focussed

 Professional demeanour who leads by example and builds relationships with key stakeholders

 Effective team player who is equally comfortable with working single handed.

 Experience in bakery would be advantageous

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Please get in touch to discuss further - 0115 9416323/georgiawhite@barkerross.co.uk

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