New Product Development & Commercial Sandwich Placement – Frozen Dessert Manufacturer 2018/19
This undergraduate sandwich placement is based at the West Yorkshire head office of the UK operation of Germany’s leading manufacturer of Frozen desserts. They turnover c£60m and supply to supermarkets such as Tesco, Asda, Sainsburys, Aldi, convenience stores such as Nisa and the food service trade via distributors.
This wide-ranging and challenging placement will give the student an opportunity to gain overall knowledge of the NPD process with a wider commercial context, within a business operating in a tough market environment.
Having regular contact with the head office in Germany, you will work alongside a small New Product Development team, working closely with retail customers to understand their product requirements and help to develop new products. This will include carrying out market research, sourcing samples, arranging and attending tasting sessions and feeding your findings back to the Food Technology team based in Germany. You will prepare presentations for customers and attend face to face meetings with the customers. Often working within tight timescales and to short deadlines, this fast paced, customer facing role will allow you to gain an understanding of how a new product is brought to market.
Students will be enrolled on a Food Technology / Nutrition based degree, our may be studying a business related course with a demonstrable interest in the Food manufacturing industry. This may be demonstrated through work experience, relevant projects or hobbies and / or blogging in the area. German language skills are a bonus but not essential. You must be confident in putting your ideas forward in a close knit team and be self motivated with excellent organisational skills.
This company can offer a friendly, flexible working environment with a genuine opportunity to gain an understanding of all aspects of a new product development. This is a paid placement with the added benefit of all rent and bills paid in a shared house managed by the company.
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