New Product Development Manager Food

Location: Atlanta, GA
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $75,000.00 - $95,000.00
Degree: Equivalent Experience;
Date: 10/21/2017
Job ID: 02530364
Job Description
Supplier of premium baked goods, meals and snacks to the airline and rail industries. 
Partners with co-manufacturers in customizing products and packaging to the individual customer requirements.
 
Responsibilities:
 
Responsible for the sourcing, product development, launch of new products and managing and improving the existing product line for North America.  
 
Develop the New Product Development and Sourcing strategies using current food trends for the company’s own brand and retail branded products. 

Evaluate and refresh current product line.
 
Manage the commercialization process of products and lead the launch of new products and price positioning.
 
Work with suppliers for product quotes, samples, set up, technical data and quality requirements.
 
Collaborate with company Sales, Marketing, Technical, Purchasing and Operations Teams to ensure relevance of product portfolio,
effective new product development, and procurement strategies and quality standards.
 
25-30% domestic and International travel domestically and internationally to suppliers, corporate office and trade shows
 
Qualifications:
 
5+ years’ experience in NPD food manufacturing for retail or foodservice.

Experience in culinary, food product development, ingredient sourcing, working knowledge of NPD and the practices of
commercializing food products solutions to include packaging for production and distribution. 

Suppliers, specifications, design, packaging, costing.