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
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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