Product Development Manager - Leeds
Would you like to drive category development across Asda's Fresh Business?
Own label new product development is key to our business strategy, driving Quality, Innovation and newness for our Asda customers to enjoy. You'll see yourself leading from the front, driving category development and taking responsibility for implementing the Trading and Brand strategy across Fresh categories.
You'll ensure thatthe categorydelivers against their quality benchmark; that Innovation and newness is landed across your category and that Quality is maintained along with the necessary legal requirements in terms of labelling are met. You will also make sure that your suppliers comply with the Asda policies throughout the product development process.
As a Product Development Manager you will be responsible for maintain product Quality for our customers, drive Innovation and Product Development across Fresh to deliver both newness and incremental sales. You will ensure adherence to the product launch critical path, drive category product reviews and customer focused briefs alongside our trading teams.
From food sourcing plans to PR events and product launches, you will be focused on quality, product specification, labelling, nutrition, packaging, legislation and cost. You will champion your category, participate in wider project work cross functionally and/or individually; and deliver in line with the broader business objectives.
We have 2 x Full Time and 1 x Job Share (3 days per week) positions available. All will be offered on a Fixed Term basis to July 2022.
Passionate about Food and Quality and you will have gained experience within a food manufacturing, food retailing or food technology environment and been instrumental in delivering innovative food products which exceed quality standards Have a food/nutrition based degree or equivalent qualification, you will demonstrate strong food product development/technical skills combined with a commercial understanding and passion for the customer A pro-active team member with strong interpersonal, organisation and management skills you will be able to work independently, prioritise effectively and deliver to deadlines Proven record to delivering and maintaining Quality and detail is essential
If flexible working is important to you, then look no further! At Asda, we are proud of our culture and our commitment to flexible working. This role is based at Asda House, Leeds with the opportunity to work from home 2-3 days per week
You will also get an excellent benefits package including:
5,700 company car or car allowance plus discretionary company bonus Company pension up to 7% matched 10% colleague discount, free parking and many additional rewards.
We want all colleagues to be able to bring their best and true selves to work, every day. Simply put, we want our colleagues to be Proud to be Asda and proud to be themselves.