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Concept Development Technologist
Wakefield

Job reference: YOR-WAK-02701

Location: Wakefield

Closing date: 15/06/2018

Job start date: 16/07/2018

Salary: £24-£26,000 per annum

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Speedibake - NPD

Employer: Speedibake

Hours per week: 37.5

Job Purpose

 

  • Owner of the concept development process from receipt of the brief to customer product approval to handover to the Process team, achieving the critical path deadlines.
  • An expert in concept development - knowledge of Speedibake’s capabilities; creating and writing recipes to ensure functionality whilst meeting the brief requirements; sourcing new raw materials and dealing directly with suppliers; completing customer presentations and all sample submissions paperwork required accurately.
  • Designated customer/s responsibility where you are the first point of contact with the customer, building a strong working relationship and managing through regular communication.  Have knowledge of, and adhere to their Product & Brand policies.
  • Knowledge of the marketplace and industry, what’s new and latest trends to be ahead of the curve and drive your product concepts.
  • Live, display and demonstrate the Awesome Commercial Team Charter

 

 

Dimensions of Job/Key Performance Indicators

 

  • The Speedibake NPD Process is followed .
  • Projects are delivered on time (green) and actions are in place to get late/red projects back on track.
  • Deliver on internal projects, ensuring every project has timings against it and progress is made alongside the day to day NPD process
  • The customer relationship is good and well managed.
  • The test bakery is clean and tidy and you are supporting stock levels of raw materials in the test bakery.
  • You are living, displaying and demonstrating our Awesome Commercial Charter Values
  • Complete the Feedback to Grow (Appraisal) Process with an up-to-date Individual Development Plan (IDP).

 

 

Key Accountabilities

 

  • To be the first point of contact with the customer.  This is a customer facing role that will require you to build a strong relationship with your designated customer/s through regular communication covering briefs, project updates and broader discussion around future ideas.  You will need to have knowledge of, and adhere to their Product & Brand policies.
  • To be an expert in concept development – knowledge of Speedibake’s capabilities; creating and writing recipes to ensure functionality whilst meeting the brief requirements; sourcing new raw materials and dealing directly with suppliers; completing customer presentations and all sample submissions paperwork required accurately
  • Deliver a fully pro-active approach to development by having the ability to identify product opportunities using both current and new innovation as well as being able to work to specific customer briefs.
  • Knowledge of the marketplace and industry, what’s new and latest trends to be ahead of the curve and drive your product concepts.
  • Project Owner for your designated customer briefs, working within the end-to-end development process and achieving critical path dates, communicating out project updates to internal & external stakeholders.
  • Completing the internal Handover to the Process team following customer product approval.

 

 

 

 

 

Experience and Qualifications

 

  • Customer experience face-to-face and managing the relationship and communication ongoing
  • Concept development experience ideally within the Bakery Industry and it would prove advantageous if you have experience of the retail market
  • Creative, with an understanding of current and future industry trends and the ability to translate these into customer propositions
  • Strong time management and organisational skills
  • Confident and able to work well cross-functionally with other internal departments like sales, technical, procurement, supply chain, production
  • Computer Literate (Microsoft Office/Outlook)
  • UK driving license

 

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