Careers Product developer - Gifting

Product developer - Gifting

Dept: NPD/Gifting

Location: Westlake

08 May 2018

The gifting division of Cape Herb & Spice is looking for a dynamic project manager to drive the team.  Work with customers across the globe and deliver pro-active solutions around what are, probably, the best food gifts in the world. 


Challenges abound in this fast paced and pressurised position that offers the opportunity to learn about international business, food and what it takes to be at the top of your industry.


Purpose of the job

Develop tailor-made gifting and spice solutions along leading food, packaging and design trends that best suit customer requirements and budget.

Manage and execute the product development process from beginning to end according to deadline



Degree with business/marketing experience being advantageous


Qualities and attributes required

Deadline driven

Fluency with excel

Commercially minded

High attention to detail

A passionate and knowledgeable foodie

A good communicator

A creative thinker

Team player

Optimistic solution finder




  • Keep abreast of and research new concepts, trends, market activity and innovation within the gifting category
  • Develop successful, commercially viable products that are sustainable and in line with trends or tailor made to suit the occasion, customer, price point and ultimately target market
  • Manage and execute all stages of the product development process within given deadlines
  • Product costings
  • Ensure product conforms to country specific regulations on product and packaging
  • Manage sustainable sourcing of new raw materials and hardware from compliant suppliers
  • Ensure NPD compliance to company certifications
  • The liaison between customer and internal operational departments
  • Ensure product is launched on time
  • Ensure detail on internal system are all accurate, all departments are briefed and product is as per customer requirement at first launch

HR Contact:Therona Phillay