Team Lead New Product Development (f/m/d)

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Help us develop the most revolutionary foods to improve our customers lives and performance! As fitness food pioneers, our mission starts afresh with each new product. This approach requires heavy innovation stemming from a passion for food and fitness.  We require the best minds in their respective fields. Want to contribute to a dynamic company culture? Change the lifestyle of an entire generation? Then you're in the right place!

 

Who you will report to: Andreas Von Vogelsang
Type: Full-time
Location: Berlin (currently with more remote options) 
Team: New Product Development - part of the 'product innovation' team

 

Your daily tasks will include:

  • You determine customers' needs and desires by conducting research needed to obtain market information.

  • You recommend 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.

  • You assess market competition by comparing the company's product to competitors' products.

  • You obtain product market share by working with various elements of the company to assist in the development of product sales strategies.

  • You facilitate R and D inventory turnover and prototype product availability by reviewing and adjusting test kitchen inventory levels regularly.

  • You bring new products to the market by working in conjunction with a range of stakeholders including manufacturers, suppliers, packaging as well as the inhouse team.

  • You introduce new products by developing time-integrated plans with the rest of the R and D team and in collaboration with the Product Board.

  • You organize and evaluate product tastings on new products, line extensions and reformulation of products to ensure the products reach the benchmark for taste.

  • You maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

  • You contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

  • You supervise team members within the R and D team, supporting the product developers in both their personal and professional development.
  • You liaise with the head of product innovation on all aspects of product development.

  • You work closely with all other departments to ensure information on the products and concepts are understood.

  • You develop and deliver training for staff members from other departments on nutrition and on why our products are 'best in class'.

 

What we are looking for:

  • Several years of experience working with product development in sports nutrition and / or foods, with a proven track record. We're looking for a crazy scientist or NPD specialist who help take foodspring's products to the next level! 

  • You hold at least a bachelor’s degree in food science or equivalent (dietician, nutrition etc.) 

  • You led already small teams (would be nice to have)
  • In addition to your technical knowledge in product development, you have a strong commercial interest and experience in taking new products to the market.

  • You are creative and curious and have a strong passion for health and fitness. You know the current trends and understand what excites our customers. 

  • You are a good communicator and accustomed to creating and holding presentations. 

  • You are fluent in English, both speaking and writing. Ability to speak and write German would be a HUGE plus. 

  • You are comfortable working in a high-paced, start-up environment. 

 

We can offer you the following:

  • Work together with Mars, our mother company. Gain and share knowledge, learn new things, talk to some amazing experts and work on regulatory projects that will be unique to only foodspring and Mars

  • You will have a high degree of creative freedom for you to develop your own knowledge 

  • Flat hierarchies and short decision-making channels, a great deal of freedom in your work 

  • Really immerse yourself and experience the product – Attend regular product tastings and stay up to date with exciting new releases!  

  • You will benefit from a professional and highly motivated team – create value and have an impact to our great product and attractive consumer brand  

  • Competitive salary

  • Modern and cool office space in the heart of Kreuzberg, Berlin.  

  • Free Gym, Health Food, Fitness Events & Product Vouchers 

  • Your future starts now – the position is available immediately

 

 

Make an impact Apply now!

If you have any questions, please email Scott at ann-sophie.schaefer@foodspring.com. For more information about us as an employer have a look at our career page: https://www.foodspring.de/en/jobs.

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