Product Developer

Product Developer

Closing date: 02 Mar 18
Salary: £22,000 - £26,000
Location: Newbury
HR Contact: HR Team

At English Provender Company, we have many aspects to our business including collaborating with major retailers creating innovative products and ranges for consumers and providing manufacturing customers with delicious flavours to enhance their products. And let’s not forgot our own top selling English Provender branded chutneys, pickles, curds and condiments, Very Lazy kitchen short cuts and “all profits to charity” Newman’s Own brand that we exclusively produce.

As a Product Developer you will develop successful products from concept to launch, with direction from the Senior Product Developer; Ensure the successful transfer of products from kitchen to factory, managing the PIR process; Assist in managing the NPD process for a range of specified accounts, as directed by the Senior Product Developer; to work as part of the NPD Team, liaising internally with Marketing, Technical, Production and Commercial Teams to ensure the successful development of products; to support the Senior Product Developer in the achievement of objectives and play an active role in the development of the company’s overall strategy.


  1. Develop new products in response to customer briefs, ensuring that all products meet commercial, technical and customer requirements, with direction from Senior Product Developer.
  2. Support the Senior Product Developer in effectively guiding the development process from concept to launch and the management of critical path for launch of new products.
  3. Effectively transfer products from kitchen to factory, managing factory trials and the PIR process for the successful launch of new products.
  4. Maintain awareness of new, innovative ingredients, raw materials, suppliers and relevant market trends to enable the development of ‘first to market’ products.
  5. Develop effective relationships with customers and suppliers regarding the development of products.
  6. Manage systems and information that can be accessed by all team members and make proposals for continuous improvement where necessary.
  7. Communicate effectively within the NPD Team, EPC and with customers to ensure the smooth and successful launch of new products, which meet the business standards for quality, safety and commercial.
  8. Troubleshooting and implementation of corrective actions for continuous improvement.
  9. Proactively seek out NPD opportunities and ideas that will enhance business performance and complement customer strategies.
  10. A flexible approach to travel regarding visiting customers and suppliers.
  11. Demonstrate a consistent approach to Food Hygiene and Health & Safety procedures throughout the workplace.
  12. Liaise regularly with operations, commercial and technical teams to ensure smooth lines of communication and understanding.
  13. Any other duties which might reasonably be requested in association with this role in order to meet the needs of the business.
  14. Adhere to all company rules and procedures, paying particular attention to health
  15. Portray a positive image of the company and its values in a professional manner at all times.

Candidate Requirements

  • Can produce new ideas for products
  • Keeps an open mind to ideas and solutions
  • Keeps up to date with current trends and innovation
  • Asks questions and challenges in a positive manner 

The Product Developer role is a full time role working 37.5 hours per week, based at our Newbury site. The benefit package includes a salary range of £22,000 - £26,000, discretionary bonus, life assurance, childcare vouchers, pension scheme, access to healthcare cash plan and 31 days holiday (including bank holidays) increasing with years of service.

In line with the Immigration, Nationality and Asylum Act, all applicants will be expected to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK if invited to interview.

English Provender Company recognises the benefits of a diverse workforce and we therefore welcome applications from all backgrounds and all sections of the community.


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© English Provender Company Ltd. 2018

English Provender Company Ltd,
Registered in England: no 2593588

Registered office at:
Cunard Building
Water Street
Liverpool L3 1EL rrr

T. 01635 528800