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626 Product Development Manager New England

Company description:

Our company has experienced significant growth in the last few years and is poised to grow even faster over the next few years. As a result, we have a need for an enthusiastic and motivated individual who wants to come on board and help us develop new products, match competitors’ products, improve recipes and contribute to the overall success of our organization. This will be a fast paced and highly visible position with daily interaction amongst internal staff, management, customers and vendors. The right candidate will have a can do attitude, isn’t afraid to roll up their sleeves, wants to be part of a growing company and is willing to go above and beyond their job description to ensure the success of the company as a whole.

 

Job Description – Product Development Manager (PDM) Summary:

This person will work with internal business units including Quality Assurance, Sales, and Production to identify or develop both new and existing products to meet customer’s needs. One key component of this job will be to manage all sample requests from the sales team for both inbound and outbound samples. Samples for new items or items that require a match will be tracked in one XLS sheet.

This person will also be expected to be able to handle a heavy technical workload, including: creating new product specifications, maintaining existing specifications, developing and maintaining labels, working directly with government organizations on label approvals & spec approvals and/or updates.

  • Develop manufacturing specifications, communicate critical requirements, and provide expertise throughout the development stage of a product.
  • Coordinate technical/research projects and resources.
  • Create nutrition labels using Genesis R&D software.
  • Create/Maintain Spec Sheets, Photos, and reports of new products.
  • Travel 25-30% (travel between company facilities, travel to meet with strategic partners, travel to customer cuttings).
  • Maintain a PPT File for all National Accounts new product ideas. Establish contact with culinary teams of National Accounts.
  • Work directly with our Strategic Breading partner to improve existing coating systems, develop new coating systems based on customer needs, and propose ideation for new recipes.
  • Communicate with government entities to obtain approvals for new products and revisions of existing product formulations.
  • Track new flavor and nutrition trends, create quarterly PPT report for internal team.

 

 

Travel requirements 10%

Salary based on experience-we are open to junior and senior candidates

401k

Health and Dental

Paid Time Off

 

Submit your resume to: jim@fishjobs.com and be sure to note Job #626 in the subject line.