Junior Product Developer, Food Service

Job Type Catering & Hospitality
Commercial
Product Development
Region South East England
Location Bracknell
Preferred Hours Full Time
Partnership Level
07
Closing Date 27/7/2018
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Salary £27,600 - £37,400
Salary Frequency per annum
Hours of Work
35 hours per week
09:00 - 17:30
Monday - Friday

Duties & Responsibilities

At Waitrose, Quality Food is a way of life. Consumers are eating out more, shopping “online” more and even having food delivered to them more. Because of this, we believe more than ever that we need to bring our philosophy for food and the quality of our offer to life in our branches. Combining this with a passion for service that only a Partner led business can bring, we believe that we can transform the food shopping experience.

You'll be working closely with and supporting the Product Developer on the development of the Product ranges to fit the Waitrose brand in line with appropriately identified trends and supporting customer insights, on time and to budget

Being aware of the market and trends is also important to ensure that products being delivered are new and innovating but meet customer needs and trends whilst staying loyal to the brand and delivering consistency.

Identify and work with all relevant stakeholders including, Brand, Buying, Graphic Design, Technical, suppliers to deliver product development.

We are 5% of the UK Grocery Market, but going forward we want that to be the best and most innovative 5%.

Job Requirements

This role requires someone who is passionate about food and the Waitrose brand, to enable building and maintaining of effective working relationships with suppliers.
Being organised and able to work in a fast paced environment is required.

Joining the John Lewis Partnership comes with more than a new job and salary, that's just part of the total package. As part of our commitment to Principle 1 “The Partnership's ultimate purpose is the happiness of all its members, through their worthwhile and satisfying employment in a successful business” we offer a range of benefits to our Partners both in and outside of work.

If you want to know more about our full range of benefits, please visit our Careers Website
or download the attached infographic.

Required essential experience skills and qualifications

- Proven New Product Development experience in the food retail industry
- Able to demonstrate a passion for food
- Strong organisational skills
- Good administration skills
- Full driving license
- Good communication and collaboration skills

Required desirable experience skills and qualifications

Please consider the following when making your application:
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