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Product Development Specialist

Job in Heerenveen, the Netherlands

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English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

Work experience

0 to 3 years

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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. 


Key Accountabilities

  • 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

About You

  • 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.
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In 1995 gestart met een klein winkeltje in Zwolle, inmiddels zijn we met meer dan 230 medewerkers uitgegroeid tot de grootste online speler op het gebied van (sport)voeding, supplementen, Smart Food en diëten (weight-care) in de Benelux en inmiddels actief in Duitsland en Frankrijk. Body & Fit is onderdeel van het beursgenoteerde Glanbia PLC. Een van 's werelds toonaangevende producenten...

230 employees