German speaking Product Sourcing Development Specialist - Food

Kerr Recruitment
03 Oct 2016
19 Oct 2016
Contract Type
German speaking Product Development Specialist - Food Surrey Permanent role Salary Negotiable benefits Our client, a fourth party supplier (4PL) based in Surrey is looking to hire Product Development Specialist to join their operations team. Responsibilities: Source products and suppliers with strong emphasis on product innovation. Interact with suppliers in order to develop products or concepts that will increase customer's satisfaction or increase sales. Interact with design team to create packaging, labelling, support material as required Manage the supply of samples and marketing material Provide full and timely feedback to all suppliers when product reviews, client presentations and internal evaluations have been completed Be aware of relevant trends and market research in order to support all sourcing and product development activities, conducting independent market research and trend analysis. Projects manage new product development and sourcing initiatives ensuring appropriate communication internally and externally. Support supplier performance management in conjunction with the Procurement and Operations team, in order to continuously improve service levels. Collaborate with Operations team to resolve operational issues. Analyse and make recommendations on sales prices, cost calculations and other supplier T&Cs Produce cost calculation documentation for P&L review and consideration Among other activities What you will need: Excellent spoken & written level of English AND German Experience on a similar position. Knowledge of food industry, developing new products Good data and business analysis and reporting skills - literate and numerate PC literate including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc. Negotiation skills would be an advantage Able to travel up to 50% around EU. Please note: If you have not been contacted within 2 working days, unfortunately your application has not been successful on this occasion. We accept spontaneous applications via email - do not hesitate to send us your CV stating what kind of role you would be looking for. Please do not hesitate to regularly have a look at the Kerr Multilingual Recruitment website for an overview of all our vacancies. This job was originally posted as