County / State: Lincolnshire
Category: New Product Development
Consultant: Lucy Mckinna-Whitby
Start date: ASAP
Salary: £40,000 - £43,000 per annum
With your extensive knowledge of produce you will be the expert in your "field" within this business!
This is a tremendously exciting opportunity for a "budding" produce enthusiast. We are looking for someone who has loads of experience helping their business grow its catalogue through introducing brand new varieties and actual products to the development teams.
Our client is a progressive, successful manufacturing business who has made its way in a competitive market by being first to market brand new concepts and ingredients to their customers.
Investing heavily in their development teams from growers through to added value categories has ensured that our client is one of the success stories in UK business in the UK.
You will possess an excellent base knowledge of produce - including fruit - gained from working within a fresh market produce company or manufacturing business. You will know how to keep up to date with new varieties and breeds and have a strong network of contacts within the produce world where you get to hear of new breakthroughs and successes as soon as they happen.
Working for a business predominantly based in the UK, this role involves some travel. You will travel globally to meet with growers and producers and experience the product at first hand before going back in to the business to sell it to internal businesses.
You will have a flair for understanding what makes a product attractive to the customer. You will appreciate taste, colour and texture in order to know if a product will work or not in the UK.
In order to make the contribution that we are looking for this person to give, we would ideally like to see higher level qualifications in an agricultural or food science related field. In addition to this we are also looking for similar experience in a produce company or seed house. And, obviously as this is a wish list, if you can speak Portuguese or Spanish that will be an real asset in this role!
If the above appeals to you then send in your CV today!
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