Head HR at Belgian Waffle Company
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Belgian Waffle - Head - New Product Development (8-10 yrs)
We at the Belgian Waffle Company, are looking at coming with new products in food category, and the role holder will be required to execute the identification, planning, production, launch of new products and to lead the entire NPD Dept.
- Working on a new menu/category/product/variant launch from product conception to market readiness for both the Restaurant Chain business and Packaged Food business
- Managing a team of chefs to create prototypes and test them internally
- Identify key vendors for manufacturing, negotiate the commercials & work with them on the final product
- Set product development timeline & meet the delivery time
- Decide on product specifications including recipes, packaging, nutrition, shelf life etc.
- Manage the entire PNL responsibility for the new product vertical, including product costing and margin analysis
- Work closely with market research team to study, identify and target potential white spaces, international trends, new product ideas and developments in the FMCG dessert market.
Key Skills :
- Should be able to identify good food /deserts
- Should have an eye for new food ingredients, food technology and trends
Experience & Education Required :
- 8-10 years in Baking, food manufacturing, FMCG etc. industries with good knowledge of food technology and processing, ingredients etc.
- Experience of dessert/savory products will be preferred
- Food Technology Background
Other Requirements :
- Be good with MS Office
- Have good negotiation skills to work with vendors/suppliers
- Should have time management and organization ability, with exp of team management
- Have a go-getter attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit
- CTC upto 30 Lacs