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Food & Drink Development Manager

Summary
Food & Drink Development Manager
Salary Up to £40000 / Year
Schedule Full Time
Experience Minimum 4 years of experience
Location 75 Park St, Bristol BS1 5PF, UK

Food & Drink Development Manager


Description

Purpose 

You set the standard of product quality and innovation, you will create menus that are innovative and in line with our brand values. You will manage the design, development and launch of all new food and drink onto our menu: ensuring these products enhance our customer experience. You will inspire and guide the wider BTP team to join you on the journey along the way.  

Alongside this, you will work with the wider Brand and Finance team to ensure we continue to manage strong supplier relationships, continuously improving product quality and/or theoretical margins.  

Job Expectations  

Product Development & Innovation 

  • Develop market-leading food and drink based on trends & consumer insight that is consistent with brand values & are operational and commercial viability.  
  • Research product trends, identifying which are relevant for our business.   
  • Alongside the wider HQ team, create and deliver inspiring product launches that engage the whole business. 
  • Carry products from initial approved ideas through to launch, ensure the relevant systems & legal requirements are up to date. 
  • Inspire & train the Ops Team & Trainers to ensure the smooth launch of new products, setting quality standards, organising launch training days & videos. 
  • Alongside the Marketing Manager, you will manage all product photography (for both marketing & specifications). 
  • Write recipe specifications, to ensure they are thorough, consist and easy to follow. 
  • Lead product reviews & ensuring that feedback sessions result to make things better and fulfil the original brief.  
  • Spend Time on our cafes to engage the café teams to glean direct feedback, generating ideas and fully understanding that impact new products have on our business.  
  • Along with the wider brand team collate and investigate and use customer feedback to guide the NPD process. 

Stock management & Systems 

  • Research & source ingredients that are delicious, top quality and in line with our brand & sustainably credentials.  
  • Manage the recipe creation within our stock management system (Comtrex). 
  • Manage product costings through recipe creation to ensure we achieve our  group theoretical margin targets. 
  • Check and manage legal allergen information for ingredients, batches and finished products and ensure that (along with the operations team) the correct processes are in place to manage allergens. 
  • Test & product the shelf life information for all new batches and products. 
  • Review contribution after labour of dishes/menus.

Personal Expectations 

You are a good egg, leading by example; ensuring that your actions and behaviours  are in line with the BTP purpose (Making Things Better) & values:  

  • Honest  
  • Authentic 
  • Determined 
  • Empathic  

You will have a love for great flavour, well sourced ingredients and always be searching for way to make things better.  

To help support the vision, that we want to prove that doing good is good for business.  

To support Head Office in delivering the company strategy.  

In return we… 

Offer an exciting package and benefitsincluding; 

  • 50% discount for you and up to 6 of your friends and family 
  • Promote balance with most cafes closing at 6pm giving you evenings back 
  • Free team meal and drinks on shift 
  • Free Ecoffee cup of your choice when you join, to start you on your reusable journey 
  • Your Pension contributions matched by BTP up to 5%
  • 36 days holiday a year inclusive of bank holidays
  • Fantastic development programme within a growing brand with exciting opportunities  
  • Recognition of our people which has included trips to Barcelona and the Brecon Beacons 

Find out more about us and being part of the team here: 

https://bostonteaparty.co.uk/join-the-team.php  

 

 

Purpose 

You set the standard of product quality and innovation, you will create menus that are innovative and in line with our brand values. You will manage the design, development and launch of all new food and drink onto our menu: ensuring these products enhance our customer experience. You will inspire and guide the wider BTP team to join you on the journey along the way.  

Alongside this, you will work with the wider Brand and Finance team to ensure we continue to manage strong supplier relationships, continuously improving product quality and/or theoretical margins.  

Job Expectations  

Product Development & Innovation 

  • Develop market-leading food and drink based on trends & consumer insight that is consistent with brand values & are operational and commercial viability.  
  • Research product trends, identifying which are relevant for our business.   
  • Alongside the wider HQ team, create and deliver inspiring product launches that engage the whole business. 
  • Carry products from initial approved ideas through to launch, ensure the relevant systems & legal requirements are up to date. 
  • Inspire & train the Ops Team & Trainers to ensure the smooth launch of new products, setting quality standards, organising launch training days & videos. 
  • Alongside the Marketing Manager, you will manage all product photography (for both marketing & specifications). 
  • Write recipe specifications, to ensure they are thorough, consist and easy to follow. 
  • Lead product reviews & ensuring that feedback sessions result to make things better and fulfil the original brief.  
  • Spend Time on our cafes to engage the café teams to glean direct feedback, generating ideas and fully understanding that impact new products have on our business.  
  • Along with the wider brand team collate and investigate and use customer feedback to guide the NPD process. 

Stock management & Systems 

  • Research & source ingredients that are delicious, top quality and in line with our brand & sustainably credentials.  
  • Manage the recipe creation within our stock management system (Comtrex). 
  • Manage product costings through recipe creation to ensure we achieve our  group theoretical margin targets. 
  • Check and manage legal allergen information for ingredients, batches and finished products and ensure that (along with the operations team) the correct processes are in place to manage allergens. 
  • Test & product the shelf life information for all new batches and products. 
  • Review contribution after labour of dishes/menus.

Personal Expectations 

You are a good egg, leading by example; ensuring that your actions and behaviours  are in line with the BTP purpose (Making Things Better) & values:  

  • Honest  
  • Authentic 
  • Determined 
  • Empathic  

You will have a love for great flavour, well sourced ingredients and always be searching for way to make things better.  

To help support the vision, that we want to prove that doing good is good for business.  

To support Head Office in delivering the company strategy.  

In return we… 

Offer an exciting package and benefitsincluding; 

  • 50% discount for you and up to 6 of your friends and family 
  • Promote balance with most cafes closing at 6pm giving you evenings back 
  • Free team meal and drinks on shift 
  • Free Ecoffee cup of your choice when you join, to start you on your reusable journey 
  • Your Pension contributions matched by BTP up to 5%
  • 36 days holiday a year inclusive of bank holidays
  • Fantastic development programme within a growing brand with exciting opportunities  
  • Recognition of our people which has included trips to Barcelona and the Brecon Beacons 

Find out more about us and being part of the team here: 

https://bostonteaparty.co.uk/join-the-team.php  

 

 


Details
Salary Up to £40000 / Year
Schedule Full Time
Experience Minimum 4 years of experience
Location 75 Park St, Bristol BS1 5PF, UK

Skills
Menu Development
Food Safety
Food Preparation
Fresh Food
Team Engagement
By applying you confirm you have these skills.

75 Park St, Bristol BS1 5PF, UK