New Product and Food Innovation Manager
Career defining role
With a portfolio of globally recognised brands, this organisation is a leader in their industry and a New Zealand success story.
Taking inspiration from global and local food trends, this role manages food innovation and development initiatives to build a successful product pipeline. A critical position within the business, you will facilitate the product development process from concept through to launch across a major portfolio of brands. An extremely fast paced environment and industry it requires innovation and creative flair to remain at the forefront and keep ahead of the competition. Collaborating cross-functionally you will lead idea generation, work with research partners and present your ideas to the wider business, leveraging your relationship skills to influence and gain buy in. You will evaluate and commercialise products, manage timelines and resources ensuring alignment with the overall strategic framework.
You will have a relevant qualification in food science/technology, a background in commercial kitchens with exposure to product development and an understanding of food cost targets, food safety, ease of operations and nutrition standards. You have an advanced palate for flavours, a genuine passion for food combined with a healthy dose of commercial nous. An effective communicator and negotiator, your style is cohesive, energetic and enthusiastic.
If you are a passionate foodie looking for a role with future career prospects, this organisation and position will open doors.
Please apply to Odette Shearer at Pohlen Partners by sending your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting IK10363.
Your application may be discussed with our client unless otherwise requested.