New Product Developer

Share this vacancy on Facebook Share this vacancy on LinkedIn Share this vacancy on Twitter Division HO Division Minimum experience Mid-Senior Company primary industry Retail Job functional area Other Job DescriptionDis-Chem Pharmacies has an opportunity available for a New Product Developer at our head office in Midrand. The role will be required to deliver innovative and cost saving opportunities for products (private label). The role is also required to conduct continued research to develop and enhance existing products to maintain a viable and profitable product suite for the group.Grade 12 Matric or a Senior CertificateBCom in Product Management/Development/Procurement or Bsc Consumer scienceMinimum of 3 - 5 years experience in product development in a retail industry.Job SpecificationDevelop new products and services intended to assist the group in building relationships with under serviced markets.Assist in the establishment of long term product development vision and strategy.Deliver improvements to existing products/packaging, by optimisation of available material usage and cost saving initiatives.Prepare and execute product launches and report on expectations of market size, market uptake, market share and expected budgeted sales.Ensure legal compliance of product development in terms of product requirements, specifications, production timetables and pricing.Monitor market trends and information to identify potential areas for the development of new products and the restructuring of existing products.Collaborate with marketing team to define marketing strategies and time-integrated plans for product introduction.Forge positive working relationships with key external partners and stakeholders (suppliers, packagers and manufacturers).Negotiate with product providers around pricing structures and contractual termsComputer Skills Word, Excel, PowerpointAnalytical SkillsTime ManagementQuality OrientationCommunication SkillsBusiness AcumenSpecial conditions of employment:South African citizenMIE, clear criminal and creditRemuneration and benefits:Market related salaryMedical aidProvident fundStaff accountONLY SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED. IF YOU HAVEN`T BEEN CONTACTED WITHIN TWO WEEKS AFTER THE CLOSING DATE CONSIDER YOUR APPLICATION AS UNSUCCESSFUL.Dis-Chem Pharmacies is an equal opportunity employer. Dis-Chems approved Employment Equity Plan and targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process aligned to Dis-Chems Employment Equity & Transformation Strategy. Dis-Chem actively supports the recruitment of People with Disabilities.
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