leading brand in the food industry and offers select products for those discerning consumers who are looking for the highest quality
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER
Job Summary : Plan, direct, or coordinate quality assurance programs. Formulate quality control policies and control quality of laboratory and production efforts.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Determines customers' needs and desires by specifying the research needed to obtain market information.
Study methods to improve aspects of foods such as chemical composition, flavor, color, texture, nutritional value, and convenience
Develop new or improved ways of preserving, processing, packaging, storing, and delivering foods, using knowledge of chemistry, microbiology, and other sciences.
Confer with process engineers, plant operators, flavor experts, and packaging and marketing specialists in order to resolve problems in product development.
Demonstrate products to clients.
Recommends the nature and scope of present and future product lines by reviewing product specifications and requirements;
appraising new product ideas and / or product or packaging changes.
Assesses market competition by comparing the company's product to competitors' products.
Provides source data for product line communications by defining product marketing communication objectives.
Obtains product market share by working with sales director to develop product sales strategies.
Assesses product market data by calling on customers with Sales and Marketing team and evaluating sales call results.
Provides information for management by preparing short-term and long-term product sales forecasts and special reports and analyses;
answering questions and requests.
Facilitates inventory turnover and product availability by reviewing and adjusting inventory levels and production schedules.
Brings new products to market by analyzing proposed product requirements and product development programs; preparing return-
on-investment analyses; establishing time schedules with engineering and manufacturing.
Introduces and markets new products by developing time-integrated plans with sales, advertising, and production.
Determines product pricing by utilizing market research data; reviewing production and sales costs; anticipating volume;
costing special and customized orders.
Completes operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results.
Maintains product management staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications;
establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Responsibility of New Product Development
Responsibility of Quality Assurance and Control Management
Responsibility of Health and Environmental Safety
Responsibility of Factory Efficiency
Responsibility of Production Efficiency