Product Assistant Job in Christchurch (Food Sector)

You have a passion for food, and love products. You’re looking for a career in an industry you love, and offers you progression and development over time. You also like working on projects, collaborating with teams, and like to take responsibility for your own workload.  You also like the details, ensuring everything is just so, and information is ready at everyone’s finger tips! You may also be a graduate looking for your first position where you can grow and develop or you may have completed a nutrition course, or just generally have an interest in healthy living and lifestyles.

What you’ll be doing as Product Assistant:

  • Creating mood boards and doing market research on similar food and snack based products in the sector
  • Sample management – being in control of all samples received, keeping detailed records of things sent in/out of the business.
  • Administration tasks, including data collection, arranging pack copy forms, maintenance of data records, and barcode allocations.
  • Helping to create slides to add to customer strategy meeting decks.
  • Competitor analysis, visiting top 6 supermarkets monthly, collecting info on RRPs, specs and designs and supporting comp shop trips.
  • Sample purchasing, ensuring that anything needed for meetings or to be sent to FE for benchmarking is bought ahead of time.

Dovetail Recruitment are looking for a Food Product Assistant to join our client of 10 years, who have developed our candidates internally previously. You’ll be exposed to products you see every day in shops, giving you a buzz knowing you were part of that whole development process. Your creative ideas will be encouraged and your thoughts on new snacking products considered.

Minimum Requirements for the Product Assistant:

  • One year of administration experience or recent graduate with a placement year
  • Passionate about food, nutrition or healthy living
  • Creative mindset
  • Eye for detail and highly organised

Salary & Details:

  • £25,000 per annum with salary reviews
  • Yearly bonus structure (based on company targets)
  • 25 days holiday per annum, increasing to 27 days after 3 years’ service and 30 days after 5 years’ service
  • Extensive benefits programme including buying additional holiday, medical cash plan, access to mental health support and many other benefits
  • Flexible hours and work-from-home available to all staff
  • Great learning and development and progression opportunities
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Leave
  • Pension Scheme Contribution
  • Social events run by our inhouse Social Team
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Dress down Fridays

If you are interested in this Product Assistant job in Christchurch, please click ‘apply now’, or give us a call and ask for Imogen or Laura. We will discuss your experience in more detail, give you more insight into the role and company and put forward an application on your behalf. When it comes to interviews, we will of course give you help and guidance along the way.

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