Senior Manager, Product Development

8 - 10 Years

Job Description

The primary purpose of this position is to manage and create insight based innovative and disruptive products which drive growth and to enable us to keep ahead and differentiated from our competitors.


  • Translate business objectives and corresponding plans to define a brand strategy with a compelling value
  • Bench marking / Pilot Plant development / formulation of food products
  • Guide the Product Testing team - Physical, Chemical & Microbiological testing of foods.
  • Preparation of SOPs for new products
  • Transfer technology and regulatory functional inputs to manufacturing.
  • Implementing steps for curtailing product/ process rejections and defects, Carry out proximate analysis, nutritional evaluation, shelf life and microbiological evaluation
  • Resolve manufacturing formulation, processing, and manufacturing issues on daily basis.
  • Conduct projects to improve plant costs, product margins, quality and business excellence goals in product and process related fields.
  • Keeping keen eye on market launches, mapping of products to understand the market trend and proactively develop new concepts.
  • Sensory Evaluation and Shelf Life testing of Foods.
  • Plant and execute scale- up trials at pilot plant and factory level.
  • Vendor development to achieve innovation in ingredient and process and any other entrepreneurial task.
  • Monitoring statutory compliance with specification for in-house and external formulation.
  • Compliance to FSSAI rules and regulations for foods and label declarations.
  • Excellent command on Food safety standard act (FSSA)-2006 and its regulations (FSSAI,2011) and Codex Standards
  • Proficient in manufacturing of various flavored syrups, Seasonings and sauces and Convenience foods.
  • Exposure to world class research and new developments in food and beverage sector.

Education & Experience

  • 8+ years of Multi-disciplinary product manufacturing of various flavored syrups, Seasonings, Savory, Sauces and Convenience foods.
  • Exposure to world class research and new developments in food and beverage sector.
  • Graduate in Food Science & Technology, Food Engineering, Thermal processing, Food Processing.,
  • Knowledge of Food safety course will be plus
  • Must be able to present themselves well in front of peers and customers.

Critical Competencies

  • Methodical & Organized - Critical to ensure project details are captured and followed up as per the Sales brief
  • Analytical Skills - Creating products which are fitting in the price range provided in the brief
  • Food Enthusiast who is eager to try out new food recipes and experiment with different food concepts

The Person

  • Excellent Sensory analysis skills
  • Multi cuisine exposure
  • Good communication and reporting skills; an effective team player
  • Self-motivator, flexible and able to work at pace;
  • Thinking outside the box, a go-getter and a person with an experimental mind-set
  • Willingness to visit and work out of factory and stay away when required
  • Ensure high quality and hygiene standards are maintained

Salary: Not Disclosed by Recruiter

Industry:FMCG / Foods / Beverage

Functional Area:Production, Manufacturing, Maintenance

Role Category:Production/Manufacturing/Maintenance

Role:Product Development Manager


Desired Candidate Profile

Please refer to the Job description above


Doctorate:Doctorate Not Required

Company Profile

Phoenix Global Trade Solutions Pvt. Ltd

Phoenix Agrifoods (a Phoenix Group company) is engaged in the production, procurement, processing, merchanting, wholesale, and distribution through an integrated supply chain. Our activities are managed through 22 offices, connecting 70 origin and destination countries. Our 1500+ strong team manage 45+ supply chain assets, and transact over 11Mn MT across product categories with 3500+ customers worldwide. The farming activities spread across 6 countries cultivating 100,000Ha is focused on grains, oil seeds, fresh fruit, and vegetables. We create value through sustainable farming, thus evidencing our commitment to traceability, social development, local employment and the environment. A multi-pronged strategy set us on an aggressive growth path that builds on our core strengths and seeks to bolster the same through the acquisition of new expertise.
We constantly strive to stay ahead of the market curve and grow our volumes by efficiently meeting our customer demands through a continuous expansion in our supply chain.
Our presence in multiple product lines across origins and destinations, helps us mitigate various supply chain, price, and other risks enabling us to move beyond incremental product innovation into more radical business model innovation.
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Recruiter Name:Chhavi

Contact Company:Phoenix Global Trade Solutions Pvt. Ltd