Job Openings Manager, Product Development and Production (Bakery)

About the job Manager, Product Development and Production (Bakery)

Key Responsibility:

  • Perform market trends, consumer preferences, and competitor products in the bakery and food industry to identify opportunities for product differentiation and innovation,
  • Lead the development of new bakery and food products, considering taste, texture, nutritional value, and market trends to meet commercial requirement.
  • Design and evaluate materials, processes and machine & Equipment for instore production.
  • Formulate and optimize recipes for bakery and food products meet food law, food regulation (food ingredient, food additive) and meet target cost from commercial.
  • Identify and evaluate new and existing ingredients for their applicability in bakery and food products and collaborate with suppliers to source high-quality/new trend of ingredients in development process and align with the company's standards.
  • Conduct sensory evaluations to ensure the products meet quality standards and customer expectations.
  • Present food trend/prototype to commercial for new product kick off, prepare product for commercial shooting and present to management.
  • Create food cost calculation base on raw material costs to ensure profitable product.
  • Crate BOM for buyer final price of product and SC ordering raw material
  • Create recipe card and training for operation teams to scale up recipes for mass production
  • Owner for tracking critical path of development process and follow up relevant department to meet target launch plan.

Qualifications:

  • Educational background in Food Science, Product development, Culinary Arts, or a related field
  • Proven experience in product development within the bakery and food industry and familiar with food safety regulation and quality control process
  • Familiarity with food regulations and experience working with regulatory affairs teams to ensure compliance with local standard
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and project management skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Have a proactive and innovative mindset
  • Strong culinary creativity and an understanding of flavor profiles, food pairings, and culinary techniques to develop unique and appealing products
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities, market trends, and consumer preferences, and to adjust R&D strategies accordingly
  • Meticulous attention to detail