Careers NPD Project Manager

NPD Project Manager

Dept: New Product Development

Location: Westlake, Tokai

06 August 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 Gifting division of Cape Herb & Spice is specialised in combining food, packaging and hardware components to create trendy and attractive food gifting products. This specialisation requires a focused and driven team to bring these creations to life in tight timeframes.

The New Product Development department requires a project manager who can drive the team and bring together all elements for customer pitches. The role covers packaging development, sourcing oversight and food concept development to bring a product through concept, costing, mock up and presentation.

The role will require project management, communication, numeracy and organisational skills. Good writing abilities and recipe development abilities will be to the candidate’s advantage. Email, excel and PowerPoint proficiency are necessary.

The qualifications required are a degree and minimum 3 – 5 years related experience. A qualification in Food Technology, Business science or technical experience is preferable.
The candidate should possess the following personal attributes:

  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Attention to detail
  • Deadline driven
  • Practical problem-solving skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Confidence
  • Tenacity
  • Logic
  • A methodical approach and ability to adhere to procedure
  • Basic commercial knowledge
  • Ability to learn fast
  • A sense of style and practical creativity
  • A passion for food is essential
  • Enthusiasm and energy

Providing a cover letter relevant to the suitability of the candidate to this particular position will be appreciated.

Should you meet the requirements and would like to apply for this vacancy, please send your CV, Cover Letter and Qualifications to

HR Contact:Mary-Rose Shannon


Telephone:021 701 5140