Senior Development Chef

14 Oct 2016
11 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

The Company

Our client is a well-established manufacturer in the convenience food arena with a distinctive market presence coupled with strong consumer understanding and excellent customer service. They are now seeking their next foodie genius to join their creative NPD team developing own label products for the major UK retailers.

The Role

This is an amazing chance for a creative and experienced Development Chef to work as part of this energetic NPD department where you’ll use your culinary skills to develop recipes for new and existing products. Working closely with other Development Chefs as well as NPD Technologists and Managers, you will embrace projects and seize new market opportunities to create innovative ranges whilst updating existing product lines for major multiple accounts. In this customer facing role you will liaise closely with major retail contacts to drive innovation within this fast moving category, presenting them with blue sky concepts derived from emerging consumer trends to design products that will make an impact in the market place. You will also work with internal teams to ensure your products are in line with production expectations whilst being commercially viable in order to launch ranges successfully to market and leave consumers wanting more.

The Candidate

This is a high profile, customer focused role so you will need to have excellent communication and food presentation skills along with the ability to effectively articulate your ideas. Experience of working within food manufacturing is desirable where you have demonstrated the ability to take on responsibility for growing your innovative category to the highest of standards. As well as having a strong commercial awareness and creative flair, you’ll have experience of encouraging creative thinking within a team and will enjoy keeping up to date with new food trends. If you are looking for the opportunity to progress your career with a supportive and progressive food business then we'd like to hear from you. Apply now or call 0845 2600 737 to find out more.

Also, please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.