Product Manager - East London

Product Manager - FMCG/Food Franchising

To effectively manage all elements of the product mix within the Brand to ensure the Brand continues to deliver against consumer expectations and remains competitor in the Quick Service Restaurant category
· Develop menus for the portfolio of to ensure relevant innovation alignment with the trends
· Implement and manage the entire new product development (NPD) process – obtain products, product testing, price negotiations, stock level projections
· Ensure Brand has full innovation pipeline ahead of the menu season
· Develop promotional calendar in conjunction with Marketing
· Stay abreast of national and international competitor product/innovation trends. Conduct regular competitor visits and report back to Marketing Team
· Organise and manage internal menu calibrations
· Responsible for full product forecasting as per group schedule. Work closely with Forecasting Manager
· Maintain supplier relations where applicable
· Handle all product related queries from Franchisees and ensure clear communication to the Franchise Network on any products/recipes or product/recipe changes. Report on product complaints on weekly and monthly basis and identify trends and rectify problems
· Full accountability for deal sheets, product and discontinuation briefs
· Development of pricing strategies and accountability for the recipe integrity
· Interface with Marketing, Training and Operations
· Participating and presenting at Franchise forums and IDP
· Minimum Matric with a relevant tertiary qualification
· Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the FMCG industry will be an advantage
· Fluent in English

R35 000 - R25000

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