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Senior Product Developer

Hain Daniels Group
Post Date: 11/14/2017
End Date:  02/02/2018
Recruiter: Hain Daniels Group
Location: Fakenham, Norfolk
Salary: Unspecified
Job category: New Product Development
Employment type: Full time
Employer or agency: Direct Employer
Job role: Senior Product Developer
Job reference: 439

To create & deliver quality products through innovation & upgrading which satisfy the customer & business strategies.  Work with the team to develop and deliver the 'best in class' commercially viable products from approved product brief to concept sign off supporting the Head of NPD

Key Responsibilities: 

•To manage the development & delivery of best in class commercially viable products for specific accounts from approved product brief to concept approval stage

•Ensure that all products are costed accurately 

•Make up of samples from a given recipe & from research following a brief

•Organise internal & external product presentations inline with Hain Daniels NPD procedures

•To ensure timely completion of product benchmarking & submission of results (with recommended next steps where applicable) as required by our customers

•Communicate update of activity within NPD & wider site team

•Work with suppliers of new raw materials & packaging (& procurement department) to ensure products being developed are done so with suitable raw materials

•Feed required information to Technical team in order to ensure specifications can be completed

•Ensure development procedures are followed & critical paths followed 

•Management and development of direct reports

•Customer relationship management

•To keep up to date with food literature & publications

Job Requirement

• 3 years product development experience 
• Full driving licence
• Bright, able to think ‘outside the box’
• Ability & willingness to be flexible
• Creative & foodie
• Enthusiastic and positive 
• Organized
• Good communicator
• Willingness to:
    ◦Visit & work out of different factories across the Hain  Daniels sites
    ◦Stay away overnight on business when required
    ◦Work longer hours when required

Job Benefits

At our Fakenham Site, Norfolk, we are a dedicated meat free site. We produce vegetarian products under our Linda McCartney Food brand. Linda McCartney was an original food pioneer – she believed in great tasting, honest, meat-free food. Those involved in the brand today, including the McCartney family, are just as dedicated now, to sharing Linda’s passion for wholesome cooking, and go to great lengths to make sure our recipes are always delicious and satisfying

Why join us?

At Hain Daniels we’ve developed a real recipe for success: we create tasty food and drinks with goodness at their core, and work with some incredible brands whose ethos is the same as ours. At the core of everything we do are our people: without them, we simply wouldn’t be a market-leading food and drink specialist.

The typical Hain Daniels employee is friendly, hard-working and passionate about what they do. And by showing such commitment to us, we reward our team members with a lovely place to work and the chance to achieve their potential; with plenty of opportunities for personal development. We offer generous pay and a genuine opportunity to help the business grow.

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