Product Developer
Countdown
New Zealand
12d ago

Working for Countdown isn't just about in-store opportunities. We're at the cutting edge of retail innovation, and this is supported by a reputable Manufacturing, Logistics and Corporate division including Construction, Property Management, Legal, IT, Finance, HR, Customer Service, Buying and Marketing.

About us :

At Countdown we are excited about our future, and we want you to be a part of it! Our business is on the move and we need our best people to drive us forward with Passion, Precision and Ingenuity.

As one of New Zealand's leading retailers, with supermarkets in over 184 communities; serving over 2.7 million customers every week, we are committed to providing our customers with choice, value and convenience, so they'll enjoy the best overall shopping experience.

Own Brand is part of Countdown’s Merchandise team. This business unit is set to establish a world class offer and change the landscape of the New Zealand food industry.

Your new role :

Reporting to the Merchandise Manager, our new Product Developer will be responsible for the development and care of our product range that delights customers and aligns to the category strategy.

Commercial awareness, knowledge & passion for food and a desire to develop customer centric offers are core to this role.

This role’s primary focus is to develop and refresh a portfolio of products within our ambient departments.

What we are looking for :

  • A strong customer centric attitude
  • Ability to work collaboratively to deliver a market leading own brand offer
  • Proven experience in project management and stakeholder influencing on a large scale - ability to negotiate and influence internal and external stakeholders
  • Previous manufacturing experience preferred to assist in developing supplier capabilities
  • Preference for experience and creativity in product development, notably within FMCG
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities
  • What’s in it for you?

    We can offer you an attractive salary + benefits! We also pride ourselves on training and development, so you will always have the opportunity to grow within the business.

    If you have the energy, edge and ideas that will shape the future of our business for years to come then we want to hear from you!

    So if this sounds like the role for you, please apply online now!

    For more information about Countdown careers, visit http : / / www.countdown.co.nz / about-us / careers

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