Pick N Pay Vacancies Near Me – Product Development Manager

Website Pick n Pay

Job Description:

To drive the development of new and innovative products for the Pick n Pay end to end offering, including branded, own brand and confined label products. To improve the innovation in the category that will drive the sales, increase market share thus positioning the company as the leader in the industry.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Leads and influences team members in the development of action plans and milestones required and drive excellence in product deliverables to gain market share and customer buy in
  • Integration at senior and operational levels with all the various role players, buyers, planners, packaging team and technical to ensure KPI’s are met
  • Use outside influences and/or centres of excellence to help drive innovation agenda
  • Ability to apply and drive the broader business product strategy into the team deliverables that will drive a consolidated launch approach
  • Assists the product developer in new and improved packaging formats and specification to ensure reduction of costs and improved functionality
  • Monitor the performance of new and improved products to take the appropriate action for non-performers
  • Develops and effectively implement the Innovation Agenda for the product area
  • Conducts analysis of supplier KPI’s to identity areas for improvement and collaborate with the relevant stakeholders to improve performance
  • Identifies suitable products or variations and raw materials for new and improved products to ensure excellent flavour

Job Requirements:

  • Relevant degree/diploma in Food Science/Consumer Science/Product Development
  • Strong industry knowledge and good understanding of Retail principles
  • 2-4 years’ experience of leading / managing a team of product developers
  • Proven track record and broad experience in launching products in a FMCG environment
  • 5-8 years’ product development experience in merchandise categories

Job Details:

Company: Pick n Pay

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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