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Head of Product Development

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Job Overview

Permanent pursuit of product development and the introduction of new products, meet the wishes of customers, and follow – up design and production with various relevant departments of the company’s procedures, and to ensure the achievement of branches target.

Reporting to: Director of Marketing Department

Responsibilities

 

  • Responsible for coordination of new product requirements with relevant departments and departments (operation – procurement – quality – marketing)
  • Responsible for developing the annual plan to create new products and develop existing products.
  • Responsible for managing the product development department in terms of distribution of tasks, evaluation, motivation and training of employees under its management.
  • Responsible for taking out new products within the following parameters:
  • Maintaining the company’s identity and specialization in Saudi cuisine
  • Taking into account the appropriate cost in product innovation in order to achieve suitable profitability for the company
  • Share customers in product innovation
  • Take into account the operational capabilities of the company
  • Taking into consideration the marketing dimension and its feasibility for sale
  • During the design of the new products, they will benefit from competitors’ experiences and take into consideration the changing tastes of consumers.
  • Responsible for achieving new products for planned sales targets
  • Responsible for developing appropriate packaging for new products which meets customer expectations
  • Monitors performance indicators for new products, raises periodic reports on the performance of new products, examines the causes of deviations and suggests appropriate corrective actions.
  • The operation shall deliver an integrated file for the new product after its approval, containing the mixtures, operating conditions and operating method, and shall train the specialists on the production
  • Develops old products on a marketing recommendation as a result of poor sales, customer feedback on quality or packaging, changing market trends, or improved product ideas.
  • Provides a plan for accreditation with a schedule of visits and participation and a forum for national and Gulf cooking exhibitions and events.

 

Key Skills

 

  • Strategic Thinking
  • Leadership change
  • Integrity
  • Solve problems take resolution
  • Effective communication skills
  • Creative thinker
  • Managing resources effectively

 

Essential Requirements

 

  • Degree qualified preferably in the field of Food or Diploma in Cooking product
  • Courses and/ or certificates specialized in Saudi cuisines/ food is preferred
  • At least 5+ years experience in Saudi and Gulf cuisines
  • Minimum 2+ years in a Senior Management/ Head position
  • Must have experience in undergoing specialized cooking tests in a food production company (or a company’s central kitchen that makes food for several restaurant outlets)
  • Experience in R&D for food products
  • Open to Arab nationals in KSA now

 

Salary/Compensation

 

  • Salary to be used as a guide only and will reflect experience levels and interview performance
  • Salary is between 25k – 35k SAR per month total package