Product Development Manager Job in Kenya

Job Title: Product Development Manager

Job Holder Reports To: Operations Manager / Factory Manager

Job Holder Is Responsible For: Further Processing Team

Overall Purpose of the Job: Products development, Product recipes & Quality, Production techniques, and Product production flows.

Key Result Areas (KRA’s):

  • Managing the entire further processed product line life cycle from strategic planning to product reciping.
  • Increasing the profitability of existing products to developing new products for the company
  • Developing products for each market as requested by market demand.
  • Developing and implementing a company-wide go-to-market plan products.
  • Analyzing potential partner relationships for the product.

Specific duties & responsibilities

  • As Product Development Manager, you will guide further processing team that is charged with a product line contribution as a business unit.
  • You will build products from existing ideas, and help to develop new ideas based on your industry experience and your contact with customers and prospects.
  • Manage day-to-day progress of products.
  • Provides expertise and training to other departments in support of product development.
  • Conduct marketing analysis to develop product definitions.
  • Collaborates with a wide variety of functional areas such as sales, marketing and operations to develop and provide product definitions responsive to customer needs and market opportunities.
  • Prepares product development objectives and schedules for all phases of product development and introduction to market.
  • Produce competitive analysis materials comparing product with its key competitors.
  • You must enjoy spending time on the shop floor to understand customer problems, and find innovative solutions for the broader market.
  • You must be able to communicate with staff in all areas of the company including shop floor staff, supervisors and line managers.
  • You will work with the Factory Manager, Quality Assurance Manager, Marketing and Sales team to define product release requirements.
  • You will work with marketing communications to define the go-to-market strategy, helping them understand the product positioning, key benefits, and target customer.
  • Implement KAIZEN Standards and Systems.
  • You will adhere to the FSSC 22000, QSA and FSA requirements according to the company stipulations
  • You will participate in any other duties that shall be reasonably assigned by Management from time to time.

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Only shortlisted candidates will be conducted.

Engineering and Technical
Updated: May 19, 2017 — 8:43 pm