Job Title:

Product Design Manager - Industrial Cookware

Company:

Food Management Search

Location:

Toronto, ON


Global 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.
  • Experience working 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 and marketing experience.
  • Knowledge of E-commerce would be ideal.

TO APPLY:

If you have the skills and experience required for this position, please forward your resume to:

E-mail: recruiters@foodmanagementsearch.com



Posted 2018-01-22








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