Careers Product Developer

Product Developer

Dept: Tea Division

Location: Westlake

02 April 2019

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. Centered around innovation and quality, Cape Herb and Spice gives any candidate a great opportunity to gain extensive experience and build an exciting career.

The Tea Division, based in Capricorn Park  is looking for a dynamic project manager to lead tea, and herb & spice projects for a key local customer as well as help grow the tea business internationally. 

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

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Keep abreast of, and research new concepts, trends, market activity and innovation within the tea and herb and spice categories
  • Develop successful, commercially viable products that are sustainable and in line with the trends and intended target market
  • Manage and execute all stages of the product development process within given deadlines
  • Ensure product conforms to country specific regulations on product and packaging
  • Manage sustainable sourcing of new raw materials and packaging from compliant suppliers
  • Ensure NPD tea compliance to continuously updated certifications
  • Liaison between customer and internal operational departments on all new projects to ensure effective launches
  • Schedule, lead and monitor customer weekly meetings and minutes
  • On-time product launches
  • Effective execution of launches within internal departments


Either an equivalent of the below degrees and 3-5 years’ experience or 5-10 years’ experience will be recognized

Advantageous Qualifications: 

Food Tech

Food Science

BCom Marketing/ Business

Advantageous Experience in:

Customer account management  

Project management

Product Development

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

Strong interpersonal skills

Optimistic solution finder

If you meet the requirements and would like to apply for this vacancy, please send your detailed CV with copies of your qualifications to no later than Friday, 12 April 2019.



HR Contact:Therona Pillay


Telephone:021 701 5140