Product Developer

O'Brien Recruitment

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O'Brien Recruitment

Cape Town, South Africa


0214102020

Product Developer

Location Cape Town, South Africa
Employment Type Full Time
Seniority Level Mid
Experience 2 to 3 years
Remuneration R17 000 to R18 000
Remuneration Type Market Related
Remuneration Frequency Monthly
Benefits -
12/03/2019 Reference Number: O'B3680950088
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Skills

  • Concept Development
  • Packaging
  • Product Development
  • Special Projects

Job Description

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • New Product Development Funnel: Recommend new innovative products
  • Product Development: Conduct necessary research in order to shortlist potential products and diligently carry out necessary sensory assessment, packaging review and costing. Deliver engaging training material in order to roll out to stores.
  • Work with cross functional teams (commercial, procurement, operations and marketing) to ensure that products are commercially viable, operationally feasible and on brand.
  • Product testing: Conduct thorough and detailed consumer research, product testing, risk assessments and trialling to identify and prevent post launch issues in store. Ensure relevant paper trail in place.
  • Supplier relationships: Build relationships with suppliers and work with them to identify and develop new innovation. Identify new potential suppliers for innovation.
  • New Product Development systems: Contribute to building New Product Development processes and systems
  • Projects: Lead and deliver New Product Development projects to a high standard and to agreed timelines
  • Make a valuable contribution towards developing and improving our New Product Development systems and processes.
  • Support the team with day-to-day adhoc tasks e.g. buying ingredients, making samples and planning photoshoots

 

Job requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Food Science
  • 2-3 years in Product Development

Company Description

A great opportuity for a Product Developer to join a well established Company within the hospitality Industry. The Product Developer would be responsible for contributing to the delivery of the company’s Food Strategy by providing new innovative product ideas and supporting the development process from concept to launch.

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