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Product Development Lead

Product Development Lead

  • Location Australia - Victoria - Melbourne
  • Travel required Negligible travel
  • Job category Retail Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 131649BR
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary

Responsible for supporting the safe and reliable implementation of food safety practices and reduction of food safety hazards, through providing advice and materials using sound technical knowledge, driving compliance to relevant food safety standards and conducting food safety risk identification and mitigation.

About the opportunity:

We are a leading convenience retailer focused on reimagining retail to put our customers and stores at the heart of everything we do. We want you to join us on our journey to redefine the convenience retail experience across Australia and New Zealand.

We have an ambitious retail agenda and pride ourselves on delivering a differentiated and compelling convenience retail offer, coupled with a fantastic customer experience. We are proud of what we’ve achieved, but we’re always looking for opportunities to improve, and we have some big plans for the future. To help us continue our strong momentum and expand our retail skillset, we have an opportunity to join our team as a Product Development Lead. This is an exciting new and permanent position within bp’s global organization based in Melbourne.

As a Product Development Lead, you will innovatively lead the development and implementation of a pipeline of product, range and menu development activity, in support of the creation of a high quality, customer centric food offer across bp’s rapidly expanding Wild Bean Café and fresh food categories. We are looking for a collaborator who will work closely with the food technical and food category management teams to deliver new and differentiated products and ranges!

Your responsibilities:

  • Play a critical role in the accelerated growth of bp’s Wild Bean Café and fresh food offers in Australia through product, range and menu development across our expanding food service offer

  • Lead end-to-end product development, using industry knowledge and customer insight to drive a customer centric, data led product range

  • Use robust project management processes to deliver food product development activity, ensuring that safe, legally compliant, quality products are launched within agreed timelines

  • Work collaboratively with across the Convenience team to provide food technical expertise in support of category strategies, and support the food technical team to deliver store product handling processes

  • Work with key stakeholders to ensure that products are developed and launched in line with bp food safety and quality principles.

Experience required:

  • Demonstrated experience in developing new products from concept to launch. Specific experience in fresh meals, salads, sandwiches preferred

  • Strong performance bias and a passion (energy) to win in ‘Retail’!

  • Competent in problem solving and open thinking

  • Proven and demonstrable track record in delivery on performance improvement

  • Proven ability to deliver stretching targets in a high-pressure environment

  • A team player who is highly competent in communication and influencing

  • Food retailing or manufacturing experience

What’s in it for me?

  • Competitive salary, 15% superannuation, fuel discounts and bonuses

  • Share options

  • Opportunity to work for a truly global business

  • Work life balance/flexibility

  • 18 weeks parental leave/4 weeks partner leave

BP is an equal opportunity employer supporting diversity in our workforce. BP Australia encourages women, people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and people of culturally diverse backgrounds to apply. If this opportunity sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you. To apply, please click on the 'Apply' button below and follow the prompts.

Please be aware that all bp ANZ employees must be Permanent Residents or Citizens of Australia or New Zealand

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