Product Development Manager Cookware

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Location
Toronto, ON
Salary
$100,000 - $120,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Degree
Bachelor
Date
Dec 15, 2017
Job ID
2542193
Global manufacturer, marketer and distributor of innovative kitchen and tableware products supplying the contract foodservice and hospitality industries.
 
Responsibilities:
 
Lead the product development from creation to commercialization of high quality commercial food service products; cookware, cutlery and tabletop products.  
 
Develop product development briefs and timelines, establishing product development requirements; key benefits, features, product specifications, packaging,
consumer performance and testing, sampling and preliminary pricing analysis, communication with suppliers and tracking of projects.
 
Collaborate with the design and marketing team, drive continual product improvements and propose new product ideas based on ongoing customer research,
market, competitive analysis, product performance.    
 
Develop competitive analysis for all new product development launches and monitor industry trends of the market by assessing product trends, competitor items,
pricing, and trade exhibitions.
 
Establish new supplier and manufacturer relationships and maintain current reliable vendors.
 
Qualifications:
 
5+ years of commercial food service product development experience.

Experience working with materials; stainless steel, plastics, resins and textiles.

Experience sourcing and working with global suppliers.

Possess strong analytics, program management, strategic planning, organization and financial skills. 

Photoshop, design skills, branding, marketing experience.

Knowledge of E-commerce and spoken Mandarin language would be ideal.