Product Development Manager

Confidential Company  •  Toronto, ON

5 - 7 years experience  •  Industrial Equipment & Supply

$108K - $144K
Posted on 12/14/17 by Joe Cresci
Confidential Company
Toronto, ON
5 - 7 years experience
Industrial Equipment & Supply
$108K - $144K
Posted on 12/14/17 Joe Cresci

Global manufacturer, marketer and distributor of innovative kitchen and tableware products supplying the contract foodservice and hospitality industries.

 

Responsibilities:

Lead the product development from creation to commercialization of high quality commercial food service products;cookware, cutlery and tabletop products.  

Develop product development briefs and timelines, establishing product development requirements; key benefits, features, product specifications, packaging, consumer performance and testing, sampling and preliminary pricing analysis, communication with suppliers and tracking of projects.

Collaborate with the design and marketing team, drive continual product improvements and propose new product ideas based on ongoing customer research, market, competitive analysis, product performance.    

Develop competitive analysis for all new product development launches and monitor industry trends of the market by assessing product trends, competitor items, pricing, and trade exhibitions.

Establish new supplier and manufacturer relationships and maintain current reliable vendors.

Qualifications:

5+ years of commercial food service product development experience.

Experienceworking with materials; stainless steel, plastics, resins and textiles.

Experience sourcing and working with global suppliers.

Possess strong analytics, program management, strategic planning, organization and financial skills. Photoshop, design skills, branding, marketingexperience.

Knowledge of E-commerce and spoken Mandarin language would be ideal.

Comprehensive benefits; Health, Dental, Vision, Prescription, Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability, AD&D, vacation.

 

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