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Product Development Manager

Signature Career Management
£50,000 – 60,000
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

This is an opportunity to be involved at the beginning of a start-up food & drink brand – do you have what it takes?

Are you craving an opportunity to make your mark in a high-growth, forward-thinking business?


Based in central London, this is a brand which is at the beginning of its journey and represents an incredible opportunity in a category which is crying out for innovation!  The scope is huge and tremendously exciting when you delve into the data and what has already been achieved on the other side of the pond!

The role of Product Development Manager:

    Own innovation projects from concept to launch, taking ownership of commercials Conducting research to understand consumer needs and identify opportunities for NPD and EPD Working on critical path; planning organizing and controlling resources to deliver projects on time, on budget, and to the high quality necessary Work with manufacturers to own and lead NPD and EPD projects – run trials and pre-trials before handing over to ops for production Ensure products and packaging are compliant with company, customer and legislative requirements

You have to have a self-starter mentality and be someone who wants to run at full speed! If you’re someone who loves ownership and working with agility, this will be for you.

This is a start-up FMCG brand where you can have a huge amount of fun, lead the way and develop the process!

    You can be an entrepreneur and make a huge impact You will have the opportunity to elevate your career quickly taking learnings beyond your years You will have the opportunity to carve out your own role-setting direction
The ideal candidate:

    Educated to degree level, ideally in food science or similar Strong IT skills – knowledgeable in Excel, in-house software systems, data analysis Strong product management and technical background Energy, enthusiasm, and a can-do attitude! Excellent communication and a keen eye for detail

If you’re an FMCG Product Development Manager who wants to work with autonomy and making their mark in a growing brand, then this is for you!

Sound like you?  Please don’t hesitate to apply!


To apply directly please send a copy of your CV to or please apply via the link below.

Whilst we will always endeavour to respond to you, due to the high levels of applications we receive this isn’t always possible. If you are not contacted within 3 working days, you have unfortunately not been shortlisted for this role. 

Please note Signature Career Management is acting as an employment agency.


Signature Career Management’s passion is placing leading FMCG talent who go on to transform the performance of teams and organisations across the world.

We have a team of consultants who specialise solely within the Sales & Marketing functions of FMCG, enabling their collective knowledge and network to provide candidates a distinct advantage in their job search. Our consultants are targeted on feedback, not fees, so have your best interests at heart, and the candidates we place regularly go on to become our clients as they look to build out their own teams. This is testament to our relationship-led approach. 

If you don’t see any vacancies that interest you at this time but would like to work more proactively to secure your next role, please don’t hesitate in getting in touch. One of our consultants can talk you through how we can open doors to your next opportunity.  

Company info
0161 274 9184 / 020 3196 0869
Signature Career Management
1st Floor, Ropewalks
Newton Street
SK11 6QJ

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