Product Development ManagerPosted on: 09 October 2017

POSITION:            Product Development Manager
REPORTING TO: Executive Manager
SALARIES:          Up to R850k p/a
AREA:                  Midrand


·         Direct innovation activities and co-ordinates all new product development activities for all company EMEA Industrial Customers: Food Service Customers thus delivering business growth and profit improvement by leading team of product technologists to satisfy customer needs
·         Supports EMEA Industrial strategic business growth plans by proactive approach to new product development, internal cross functional collaboration and collaborative customer communication

Main Duties:

·         Manages and prioritizes the timely and accurate response to development projects which support EMEA Industrial Group strategic plans for growth and profit improvement
·         Identify new business opportunities through market and QSR knowledge of the region and proactively collaborates with strategic customers and maintains customer intimacy
·         Proactively manages and aligns with strategic customers CCI initiatives which affects customer products/business
·         Works in close conjunction with internal cross functional partners to align and focus NPD resources on appropriate proactive and re-active wet product developments for industrial customers
·         Provides technical support to customers in person and by written & verbal communication to support the new product development
·         Interacts with customers to support relationship building and customer intimacy strategy
·         Represents “company” Industrial R&D functions at EMEA customer discussions both on-site and at the customer facilities
·         Selects best available talent and manages personnel development to promote personal and professional growth within the department
·         Interacts with other departments, suppliers and the general marketplace to ensure up to date ingredients and technologies are employed in new developments.
·         Continuously review and improve procedures covering concept to commercialization across R&D
·         Food Chemistry / Biochemistry Engineering/Pharmaceutical Chemistry & Biology/ Industrial Chemistry
·         Min7 years in new foods products development
·         Min 5 years in management role
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