Job Vacancy

Product Developer

The Bart Ingredients company has been sourcing and selling herbs & spices for over 60 years. In that time the business has grown from being a husband-and-wife team selling spice racks locally, to an organisation with over 200 employees with products distributed across the UK. Today the business remains privately owned and is in its sixth year of being part of the Fuchs Gruppe family – the world’s largest privately owned herbs & spices business.

Our purpose is simple – ‘To bring the joy of food to life’ and to do it in the most sustainable way. The success of the business is routed in its people who make the business what it is with their shared passion for achieving the best and cultivating the family culture we are proud to retain.

The Role:

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Product Developer to work in our facility in Severn Beach on a 12 month fixed term contract to cover maternity leave. The purpose of this role is to support the NPD Manager to deliver key projects and manage product development for other customers and Bart brands. To be an ambassador for the innovation process with the wider NPD team; and to support the development of a foodie culture and consumer driven focus to development; seeking out insights, trends, new competitor products and promote product knowledge.

Main responsibilities:

• Leads product development brainstorms with an ideas led approach, identifying commercial opportunities driven from market, category and consumer insight.

• To understand & facilitate others through the gated NPD process supporting members of the team.

• To receive Funnel concepts and with the Project Sponsor, write clear briefs and timelines.

• To maintain the brief to ensure all documentation is completed and profitability is tracked.

• To develop delicious product recipes that champion flavour, are on trend and meet the capabilities of our factories.

• Ensure all product information required for the launch of the product is completed in the correct format.

• Attend and co-ordinate benchmarking sessions.

• Understand nutrition and labelling law with support from Technical and be the ‘Go to’ expert for product features and benefits.

• To formulate, develop and prepare samples in accordance with company and customer capabilities/guidelines.

• Co-ordinate Post Launch Reviews.

• Writes and gives internal presentations and customer presentations with support.

• Able to reach objectively good negotiation results, efficiently, maintaining relationships.

Person specification/Qualifications/Capabilities:

• Desirable – a minimum of two years commercial food development background, preferably in an FMCG environment.

• Relevant food qualification or degree- Food Science or Food Technology Degree/HND.

• Passionate about flavour, food and innovation.

• Excellent listening and facilitation skills.

• Good commercial awareness and is accurate and methodical in approach.

• Good communication and presentation skills.

Hours and location of work:

The hours for this role are 37.5 hours per week Monday – Friday with a salary of up to £33,990.

Bart Ingredients offers flexible working, the core working hours are between 9.30am-3.30pm with the remainder of working hours being worked between 7am-6pm. The office is located in Severn Beach – BS35 4GH. There is plenty of parking on site with access to free electric car charging points.

This role is applicable for remote working which enables you to work up to 2 days a week from home.

Diversity & Inclusion:

Bart Ingredients are committed to promoting equal opportunities and a rich diversity within our workplace. Every job applicant and employee is treated fairly and equally, with dignity and respect. We understand the needs and benefits of an inclusive workforce and do not tolerate discrimination of any kind towards any of our employees.
Bart Ingredients are proud to be an equal opportunities employer we recruit on a fair and equal basis. We welcome applications from candidates regardless of age, ethnicity, gender or gender reassignment, disability, pregnancy & maternity, sexual orientation, religion or belief or marriage/civil partnership. We will not ask you about any unspent criminal convictions during the recruitment process.

We are a proud disability confident committed employer. If you declare you are a disabled candidate and whose skills match the minimum basic job requirements, we will guarantee you an interview.

We recognise that people are different and can work in different ways. If you need any adjustments during the recruitment process or for applying in a different format, please let our HR team know and they will be happy to help.

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