New Product Development Manager

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20 November 2020
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Work across our three iconic brands – Red Rooster, Oporto & Chicken Treat, to innovate and develop new, delicious and on brand products!
  
Bullet Points

  • Competitive package + industry perks!
  • Convenient Chatswood location
  • Amazing menu innovation and pipeline of products to market 

About Us
Here at craveable brands. we operate over 570 restaurants across 3 iconic Australian chicken brands; Red Rooster, Oporto and Chicken Treat. Combined, our restaurants hire over 12,500 employees and serve over 150,000 customers a day. It’s safe to say we’re cooking.
 
There’s a lot of moving parts (and poultry) to get our heads around in Supply Chain, Quality Assurance & New Product Development. Luckily, our work family is a talented one.
 
We love food and love people with Product Development & Innovation being the heart and soul of our success.  This team have developed and executed some delicious and loved food across our three brands.
 
About the Gig
The New Product Development (NPD) team at craveable brands. is responsible for developing and commercializing the menu innovation of the group’s 3 brands: Red Rooster, Oporto and Chicken Treat. Reporting directly to the Head of Menu Innovation, your new role will see you responsible for moving multiple products through the Stage Gate process for our brands and working closely with Marketing, Supply Chain and Operations to develop new products in line with the brands marketing calendars.
 
Your strong communication skills & partnering will be on show as you liaise with our supply partners to develop signature ingredients & products, source the latest consumer insights and NPD ideas and to implement projects on budget & on time. You’ll lead sensory reviews with cross functional teams throughout the ideation and commercialisation process, organise food samples, document and collate feedback for internal stakeholders & supply partners.  You’ll analyse line trial and production stock as well as recommending and validating instore procedures for all new products. You’ll have an in-depth knowledge of food ingredients and functionality, microbiology and food safety which you’ll demonstrate through creating and manage recipe development to deliver accurate and timely recipes within the IPP.
 
About you
This is an exciting time for our brands as they each go from strength to strength and continue to build upon their successes. To be successful in this role you’ll have 6 plus years’ product development and technical food experience including sound credibility with industry suppliers together with formal qualifications in Food Technology & Food Safety. Ready to eat product &/or broad ingredient commercialisation experience in manufacturing is highly regarded as well as experience in the QSR industry.
 
You’ll have passion for food and food innovation and a sound knowledge of world cuisine, market trends and methods of cookery. Finally, your attention to detail will be second to none and your technical and commercial expertise and love of creating & cooking in a kitchen environment will make you a standout for this role.
 
About our Culture & Benefits:
If you are someone who thrives working in an entrepreneurial, hands on team environment and would like to join a dynamic, fun and progressive organisation then this is an excellent opportunity for you. We have a focus on work/life balance and are committed to making it work for you.
 
We offer:

  • Extra day of leave in your birthday month
  • Purchased annual leave, up to 2 weeks
  • We encourage work/life balance and for you to take full advantage of the summer months through our Summer Working Hours offering!
  • Being out and about in our stores is important to us, so have some food on us and give us your honest opinion
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Paid Good Deed (volunteering) 2 days
  • Discounted health insurance and health products
  • Flexible working arrangements

  
Hungry to Hear More? 
Submit your interest by including your resume and a cover letter telling us a little more about yourself.
 
craveable brands. is an EEO employer and promotes diversity in the workplace
  

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