Product Manager

  • Job Reference: 133725
  • Date Posted: 13 June 2022
  • Recruiter: Easy Web Recruitment
  • Location: Tipton
  • Salary: £25,000
  • Sector: Product and Design
  • Job Type: Full Time Flex
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Product Manager who will be responsible for the building, maintaining and communication of recipe creations and product administration in Food To Go and In Store Bakery for Blakemore Retail, and Blakemore Trade Partners. Located either in the West Midlands with regular travel to retail stores, other depots, etc.

A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd is the 60th largest privately owned businesses in the UK. The company began life in 1917 as a counter service grocery store and has grown from these humble beginnings into a company that now employs more than 7,500 people with a turnover in excess of £1.1 billion. The company is the largest independent convenience store operator in the UK with 600 independent retailers plus over 300 company owned SPAR stores. Food and drink have always been the lifeblood of A.F. Blakemore and the business now entails retail, wholesale distribution, food service, logistics, specialist foods and shop fitting divisions.

Our success has been built upon a distinct culture focused upon positive and friendly relations with staff, customers, suppliers and the communities we serve. 'The Blakemore Way' is a means to define this culture and ensure that the longstanding values of the Blakemore family will continue to drive the company’s growth for the next century.

Some of the Key Tasks/Responsibilities:

  • Own and manage all products in recipe builder. From the development specs ‘create’ and maintain the end product in system
  • Ensure all key stakeholders receive accurate product information
  • Technical – ingredient information, accurate weights, and measures for the creation of allergen and nutritional information
  • Food Coaches and Store Teams – accurate ingredient list and build information, including ingredient codes for the creation of playbooks
  • Marketing - accurate ingredient information and onward communication of allergens and nutritional’s for POS and on pack communication which is now a legal requirement
  • If an ingredient is unavailable for a period of time or delisted research and propose to Buying Controller appropriate substitute and then follow the full communication loop with stakeholders to ensure all legal requirements and process documents are up to date and accurate
  • Create an online sharepoint of product specs by FTG range as a central repository for all information for each of the FTG brands (Playbooks, SELS, Labels etc)
  • To develop a relationship with key supplier development and/or technical teams so can be key point of contact for any allergen or noncompliance queries

Location: Apex 2, Tipton
Hours: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: 40hrs p/w
Salary: c £25k p/a - depending on experience
Benefits: Staff Discount, Company Pension Scheme, Company Sick Pay Scheme, Additional Holidays, Long Service Awards, Cycle to Work Scheme, Life Cover, Employee Volunteering opportunities

Closing date for applications: 10th July 2022

You may have experience of the following: Product Manager, Software Product Manager, Technical Project Manager, IT Project Manager, Software Developer, Software Engineer, IT Manager, Project Manager, Project Management, Application Deployments etc.

Ref: 133 725