Product Manager - East London

Product Manager - FMCG/Food Franchising

PURPOSE OF JOB:
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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