Product Development Manager - Bakery

Salary: Competitive

Location: Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 1GA

United Kingdom

Apply by: 23/07/2024

Product Development Manager - Bakery

Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 1GA

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About the role

Would you like to join our Bakery Development Team at Tesco and help create tasty products customers love.

We have an exciting role as a Product Development Manager in our Bakery team and would love to hear from you, if you are passionate about food, customer-centric and would like the opportunity to work for the UK's biggest Grocer

You will be responsible for

  • Leading the product development process with my NWT & suppliers, ensuring quality and innovation are at the heart of what we do and all new products have clear customer & business rationale and land with maximum impact.
  • Ensuring all our products are formulated in line with our product rules, corporate initiatives & brand guidelines.
  • Owning & managing the critical path and artwork process using our product development systems, effective stakeholder management and communication to ensure all products are launched on time.
  • Developing & driving a future strategic plan for my area that feeds into & compliments the product & category plan.
  • Working collaboratively with product direction to ensure cross category projects & seasonal events are delivered.
  • Ensuring our products are always great quality by regularly reviewing and reformulating them where needed.
  • Visiting our supplier partners to understand their production capabilities for future opportunities.
  • Keeping updated with trends in product & packaging, competitor activity & market dynamics & sharing with my team.
  • Advocate for Tesco, sharing my expertise & passion for product, actively participating in events & social media
  • Leading change & contributing to the wider business taking ownership and ensuring delivery of x-functional projects.
  • Considering commercial implications throughout development in order to maximise quality.
  • Developing and leading a high performing team, giving them the opportunities to be their best.
  • Following our Business Code of Conduct & always acting with integrity and due diligence.

You will need

  • End to end product & proposition development
  • Range management in a fast paced environment
  • Experience of working in the food industry or formal qualification
  • A passion for product & trends.

Operational Skills

  • Project management skills and prioritisation
  • Influencing, clear communication & presentation skills
  • Innovative & conceptual thinking
  • Data analysis & decision making
  • Leading change & a proactive attitude. Commercial awareness.

What’s in it for you

We’re all about the little helps. That’s why we give our wonderful colleagues bags of benefits. Including wellbeing services, an award-winning pension scheme and much, much more, our colleague reward package keeps on giving. And helps make every day a little better for you and your family. These include but are not limited to:

  • Annual bonus scheme of up to 20% of base salary
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day (plus Bank holidays)
  • Buy holiday salary sacrifice scheme (for salaried roles)
  • Private medical insurance
  • Retirement savings plan - save between 4% and 7.5% and Tesco will match your contribution
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
  • 26 weeks maternity and adoption leave (after 1 years’ service) at full pay, followed by 13 weeks of Statutory Maternity Pay or Statutory Adoption Pay, we also offer 4 weeks fully paid paternity leave
  • The right to request flexible working from your first day with us
  • Free 24/7 virtual GP service, Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) for you and your family, free access to a range of experts to support your mental wellbeing
  • A Colleague Clubcard for you & a family member (after 3 months of service), giving you access to lots of discounts in-store & online
  • Great colleague deals and discounts, saving you money on everyday purchases, eating out and utility bills for the home
  • Access to our colleague networks providing a space for colleagues to come together from a range of backgrounds. For more information about our colleague networks please click here
  • Opportunities to get on - take advantage of our ongoing learning opportunities and award-winning training, to help you achieve the job and career you want

Click Here to read more about the full range of benefits we have available for our colleagues

About us

Our vision at Tesco is to become every customer's favourite way to shop, whether they are at home or out on the move. Our core purpose is ‘Serving our customers, communities and planet a little better every day’. Serving means more than a transactional relationship with our customers. It means acting as a responsible and sustainable business for all stakeholders, for the communities we are part of and for the planet.

We are proud to have an inclusive culture at Tesco where everyone truly feels able to be themselves. At Tesco, we not only celebrate diversity, but recognise the value and opportunity it brings. We're committed to creating a workplace where differences are valued, and make sure that all colleagues are given the same opportunities. We’re proud to have been accredited Disability Confident Leader and we’re committed to providing a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process. For further information on the accessibility support we can offer, please click here.

We’re a big business and we can offer a range of diverse full-time & part-time working patterns across our many business areas, which means that we can find something that works for you.  We work in a more blended pattern - combining office and remote working.  Our offices will continue to be where we connect, collaborate and innovate.  If you are applying internally, please speak to the Hiring Manager about how this can work for you - Everyone is welcome at Tesco.

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