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Product Development Manager

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Date: 21-Jul-2022

Location: Hemel Hempstead - Breakspear P, Hemel Hempstead - Breakspear Park, GB

Company: Britvic

At Britvic we’re on a journey to become the most dynamic soft drinks company. As one of the UK’s leading players in the FMCG market we pride ourselves on setting high standards, being courageous and pushing ourselves to think outside the bottle.


From Pepsi to Tango, J2O to Robinsons, Britvic's brands have all become truly household names. Key to the success of our brands is a world class Product Development team and we are now looking for a Product Development Manager to be join our GB Product Development team to deliver new and exciting liquids for our global product portfolio from concept creations to implementation at factories.

On a day to day basis you will be responsible & accountable for the successful delivery of the liquid workstream of projects as well as leading project management activities, in some instance acting as a Technical project manager. You will also be leading products scale up and implementation in our Supply Chain and you will ensure robust technical expertise is applied with rigor to gain competitive advantage and ensure liquid solutions are delivered right first time.
The role has scope to evolve including line management once well established. These responsibilities will both ensure the growth of technical knowledge within the team, helping us become the leading developers of soft drinks.

Our passion is for developing superior products that consumers drink and love, best in class packaging and impeccable delivery of projects, while fostering a culture of growth where everyone can be their best and own self.
Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required:
•    Experience working within FMCG technical departments leading delivery of technical projects as part of a cross functional team is essential.
•    Technical liquid development and project leadership experience with track record of delivering results is essential
•    Liquid knowledge of ingredients, formulations and sensory is essential
•    Liquid processing knowledge is essential
•    Experience of working with manufacturing departments and process scale up from Lab - Pilot Plant – final site is essential
•    Accomplished IT Skills using Microsoft suite of programs (including MS Project) are essential
•    Well-developed interpersonal skills, specifically relationship building, facilitation, written / verbal communication are essential
•    Ability to interpret sensory and consumer research data and use this to guide product design is desired.
•    Strong leadership skills are essential   

This is an exciting, fast paced role within a great team that will give you the opportunity to enhance your strategic thinking and shape the future of an iconic area in soft drinks. In return, we can offer you a rewarding role with the opportunity to lead change, working with talented individuals in a vibrant business, combined with a strong package and excellent benefits.  

We believe we are stronger together and that’s why we’re committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees. We know that by building a truly inclusive environment where everyone feels celebrated, safe and respected - diversity and wellbeing will naturally thrive

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