The Product Development Specialist position will play an important role within Body & Fit, taking responsibility for a number of key New product Development (NPD) projects, with a particular emphasis on working closely with third party co-manufacturers. The main focus for this role will be the Body & Fit protein powder portfolio.This role is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic individual who has a passion for nutrition and a strong background in product development with excellent project management expertise to help deliver quick paced innovation.
FULL-TIME · AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
- Develop new product development briefs, including necessary market research, product formulation, comparison and pricing framework
- Manage third party co- manufacturers in initial briefing and ongoing management, ensuring they meet desired expectations, and against firm timelines
- Contribute to the ongoing innovation plan, including proposing new product opportunities, concepts and long term ideation
- Formulate and develop sports performance food and supplements with the main focus on protein powders
- Ability to work in a fast paced and high growth environment
- Ability to effectively navigate complexity, ambiguity and adapt to changing environment
- Effectively manage third party manufacturers to deliver product quality that matches B&F briefing guidelines and overall brand expectations
- Strong product development, product science and project development background
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Strong communication skills in English (verbal and written)
- Integrate the product development with broader Body & Fit team, i.e. marketing, trading (project management)
- Excellent relationship management skills to manage and influence co-manufacturers
- Ability to work effectively within a matrix organisation and obtain the necessary support
- Ability to work with the understanding of Body & Fit customers needs and business needs
- Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Why join Body & Fit?
- The opportunity to develop your career in a fast paced business that is currently evolving!
- A generous Body & Fit company discount!
- Other benefits to include health, fitness, bike plan, travel allowance and pension
- The chance to be part of Glanbia Performance Nutrition, one of the world’s largest sports nutrition brand families with an emerging presence in lifestyle nutrition.