Product Development Manager--Foodservice

Greater Toronto, ON US

Job ID: 2563 Position Type: Marketing & Product Manag
Product Development Manager – Foodservice

Our client is a leader in global food service & retail products distribution, is looking for an ambitious Product Development Manager to join our dynamic team. You’ll be part of a group of designers developing products for our client's food service division, including but not limited to cookware, cutlery and tabletop products. You will work with materials such as stainless steel, plastics, resins and textiles. You’ll work in a group setting alongside other designers as well as directly with management and key executives to create compelling products for our worldwide customers. We’re looking for senior level designers with the skill and courage to explore new and unconventional ideas, combined with the ability to collaborate respectfully with a team.

The Product Development Manager will lead the product development of commercial food service products collaborating with the design and marketing team to explore, innovate, and execute high quality designs, as well as interfacing with senior management to make strategic corporate decisions.

MUST HAVES:

8+ years of new product development experience including experience sourcing and working with overseas suppliers (must be in Foodservice)
Self-starter with strong work ethic
Aesthetic eye with superb Photoshop and design skills and previous branding/marketing experience
Strong business fundamentals and a background in eCommerce – An asset
Mandarin language – An asset
Able to balance marketing creativity with great project management skills and stay super organized and detail oriented

Qualified applicants only apply in total confidence to: cwilson@ariteam.com

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