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Product Developer/ Project Manager- Gifting

Dept: Gifting

Location: Westlake

28 February 2022

Cape Herb and Spice has grown from entrepreneurial roots into a global player, employing over 500 people and operating over 3 sites in Cape Town. Centred around innovation and quality, Cape Herb & Spice gives any candidate a the perfect opportunity to gain extensive experience in this fast paced role to build an exciting career dealing with a variety of products, packaging and customers across the world.

Key Responsibilities:
•    The Gifting Division is looking for a dynamic Product Developer to lead projects for key export and local customers and drive the growth of this innovative business.

Job Objective: 
•    Project Management
•    Stakeholder communication
•    Pitch Execution
•    Costing & Commercial
•    Sourcing 
•    Problem Solving

Key Functional Areas: 
•    Work with the team to create trend forward gifting concepts that tap into innovation of flavour, packaging and design
•    Project manage and execute all stages of the product development process within given deadlines to ensure product is launched on time and detail recorded is accurate and product meets customer requirement
•    Manage sustainable sourcing of new raw materials, packaging and kitchenware from compliant suppliers
•    Cost products and deliver a commercially viable and competitive offering 
•    Ensure product conforms to country specific regulations on product and packaging
•    Work with technical to ensure NPD compliance to continuously updated certification
•    Work with design to create innovative and practical packaging concepts and eye-catching design
•    Problem solving to overcome development issues and meet customer requirements
•    Writing of descriptions of contents for packaging and sales material
•    Creation of pitch presentations on PowerPoint
•    Thorough communication related to new products between internal customer focused and operational departments on all new projects to ensure effective launches

Required Knowledge and Skills
•    Fluency with Excel and PowerPoint
•    Strong numeracy skills 

Required Prior Learning/ Experience
•    Tertiary qualification
•    3-5 year’s working experience in Product Development, Project Management or related role 
•    Advantageous Qualifications: 
-    Food Science
-    BCom Marketing/ Business
-    Project Management
•    Advantageous Experience in:
-    Customer Account Management 
-    People Management 
-    Product Development 
-    Project Management 

Personal Characteristics 
•    Strong sense of urgency
•    Deadline driven
•    Good communication skills 
•    Strong interpersonal skills
•    Ability to perform well under pressure on multiple projects 
•    High attention to detail
•    Creative and practical thinker 
•    Commercially minded 
•    Self-Starter 
•    Team player
•    Optimistic solution creator
•    A passionate and knowledgeable foodie 

Please email your CV and a cover letter detailing your experience and track record. 

If you have not received a response within two weeks of application submission, kindly consider your application unsuccessful.

To consider any application for employment, we will have to process your personal information. The Protection of Personal Information Act, 4 of 2013 (POPIA), provides that when one processes another’s personal information, 
such collection, retention, dissemination and use of that person’s personal information must be done in a lawful and transparent manner. 

To give effect to the above, we are required to provide you with information regarding the processing of your personal information. This information is recorded under the HR Processing Notice, which can be accessed and viewed on the Company website at Printed copies of this Processing Notice can also be accessed from the HR department. We kindly request that you read the HR Processing Notice to ensure that you understand how Libstar uses and processes your personal information.

HR Contact:Mary-Rose Wrigley


Telephone:Email Only