Product Development Manager - Shakopee, MN
you a passionate, dedicated and motivated individual who is able to deliver
Product Development in line with the critical path to meet a customer’s
plan? Are you someone who is able to generate innovative ideas while
drawing insight from the brad convince food sector? Are you someone
who builds positive working relationships on a regular basis? Then we would
like to speak with you!
What you’ll be doing:
- Overseeing products from
concept to process handover to meet the critical path and feasibility
plans by answering questions to the right level of detail.
- Lead feasibility meetings,
ensuring that people are kept informed of all activity regular and
ensure actions are complete while providing information in reports
which are accurate, easy to read and within budget.
- Give input on product
knowledge and customer insight within category team to ensure product
development is aligned with all key customer requirements and meets
- Introduce and refine new
product concepts through the development process ensuring that
technical and quality standards are achieved while maximizing
- Build and maintain customer
relationships, acting as the dedicated contact to provide accurate and
consistent communication internal.ly and externally while identifying
and resolving issues promptly.
- Developing the team
capability through task focused coaching to ensure maximum performance
and development to their potential.
- Be recognized as the “go to”
person for customer information.
What you’ll need:
- A four year degree in Food
Science or related field of study. (MS preferred)
- A broad knowledge of the
convenience and grocery food market
- At least 5 years of previous
Product Development experience in a similar industry
- A good understanding of
Product Development terminology
- Understanding of the retail
- Ability to prepare and
deliver a presentation
- Excellent interpersonal,
communication and presentation skills
- Excellent business skills and
Greencore is a fast
growing, international convenience food leader. It is a leading US
manufacturer of sandwiches, meal kits, salads and Consumer Product Goods,
convenience retail and food service. In the UK Greencore is a leading
manufacturer of sandwiches and other food to go products to grocery
retailers, with complementary positions in other convenience food
categories, including chilled prepared meals, chilled soups and sauces,
ambient sauces & pickles, cakes & desserts and Yorkshire Puddings.