Head of Product Development Jobs at Robert Walters in Shah Alam, Selangor

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Robert Walters company opens jobs for Head of Product Development positions in the Selangor region. The type of work we provide is Full-time.

The criteria for the employees we need are having Product Management and Marketing skills with Director experience, as well as employees who are honest, disciplined and responsible.

The estimated salary offered by this company is quite competitive around RM 1,700 - RM 3,000 (per month). However, the salary can go up or down depending on the company that decides it.

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Job Information

Company:Robert Walters
Position:Head of Product Development
Region:Selangor, Shah Alam - Selangor
Job Function:Product Management and Marketing
Seniority Level:Director
Salary:MYR 1.650 - MYR 3.000 per Month
Employment Type:Full-time
Industry:Staffing and Recruiting

Job Description

An established international bakery ingredients manufacturer is recruiting for a Head of Product Development job to lead all development and optimisation efforts for new and existing products. This position directly reports to the Managing Director.

About The Head Of Product Development Role

In this position, you will be responsible for leading the new product development, nutrition and regulatory affairs departments in the commercialisation of new products.

Key Responsibilities

  • Creating a compelling vision for the role of NPD in delivering the overall business strategy
  • Designing and developing new products and processes, process control of the products
  • Sourcing of new ingredients from reliable suppliers and compare quality and price with procurement to ensure cost efficiency
  • Set quality standards for manufacture of new products
  • Working with production team to operationalise new products and processes
  • Ensuring that the products comply with government regulations, brand values and consumer expectations
  • Leading a cross-functional process to manage an NPD pipeline from concept to commercialisation in accordance with market demands, consumer insights/surveys, cost optimisation initiatives and government regulations ensuring products are launched on time and in line with product brief
  • Presenting innovation and technology to customers to assist in business development
  • Building a superior team by retaining, recruiting and growing talent, establishing and executing development plans, identifying learning opportunities, and providing on-going feedback and coaching
  • Training and development of technological knowledge to staff including recipes and processes

To be successful in this Head of Product Development role, you should have prior new product development and R&D management experience within the food manufacturing environment, preferably handling bread products.

Key Requirements

  • Tertiary qualification in Food Science/Baking Science or related field of study
  • Eight years of product development and R&D experience, preferably in the field of baking ingredients
  • Strong technical understanding of bakery ingredient formulation and application, bread and confectionery Well-equipped in establishing shelf life of finished products in terms of organoleptic evaluation and microbiological analysis
  • Knowledge of flour correction and fortification as used by millers is high desirable
  • Commercially aware, understanding the need for product development to produce formulae which meet cost in use targets – Experience of collaboration with manufacturing, ensuring deployments can be successfully scaled up for production
  • Knowledge of developing other confectionery products, frozen bakery and other related products is an added advantage
  • Ability to work independently in a test kitchen
  • Ability to adopt innovation and creativity in its processes in terms of new ingredients and technology
  • Excels at operating in a fast pace, community environment
  • Open to direction and collaborative work style and commitment to get the job done
  • Demonstrated leadership ability

This company is renowned internationally for their brand excellence and industry expertise. With their products being sold regionally, they are one of the market leaders in their category.

If you are seeking a challenging and driven Head of Product Development role with a rapidly growing organisation with great prospects, this is the role for you.

Apply now or email me at [email protected] to discuss this new opportunity.

Do note that we will only be in touch if your application is shortlisted.

Agensi Pekerjaan Robert Walters Sdn Bhd

Business Registration Number : 729828-T

Licence Number : JTKSM 423C


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  • Taught when starting work
  • Salary bonus if there is overtime

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Company Information

Robert Walters

Robert Walters is a leading professional recruitment consultancy specialising in the recruitment of permanent, contract and temporary positions on behalf of the world’s top employers. Established in 1985, Robert Walters now operates from more than 30 countries and has earned a reputation for providing a truly global recruitment service.

By recognising that the core of the business is the people, Robert Walters has set out to provide the highest standard of consultation to both its clients and candidates. Its highly experienced recruitment teams are dedicated to the job-seeking process and ensure that individual requirements are understood and met.

At Robert Walters, ethics and integrity come first and foremost. The company is committed to implementing best practices in recruitment and striving to enhance its standing as a trusted recruitment partner, both nationally and internationally.

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