Product Manager

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Candidate Profile

We are looking for an experienced and highly talented Product Manager to make a significant contribution to the development and growth of our young company. Preferably with a science or engineering background you will have an appetite to solve the challenges of the Food industry, the ability to process complex issues, work with multi-disciplinary teams and technologies as well as taking an active role in the design and development of new products.  You will have extensive experience of taking a product from concept through to launch and full lifecycle management. Ideally you will have experience of developing innovative products for chemical processing and liquid handling within a regulated market.

  • Demonstrable experience of delivering successful outcomes when commercialising a new product
  • Excellent market analysis and strong customer requirement gathering competence
  • Strong appreciation for project management principles , technical documentation, quality management (ISO9001) and product regulatory compliance (chemicals, electrical, mechanical)
  • Working knowledge of relevant food industry regulations
  • Experience of developing product strategy and roadmaps
  • Analytical and methodical approach to problem solving
  • A self-reliant, results orientated, energetic, flexible individual with a strong team working ethos
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Pragmatic with the ability to understand complex technical programs
  • Strong stakeholder management capability

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • Engineering / Mechanical / Design / Chemistry or equivalent degree
  • Post graduate Business/Marketing qualification would be advantageous
  • At least 7 years industrial experience within product development
  • Product development following a stage gate methodology
  • Project management qualification