Concept Developer

South East England
14 Nov 2016
12 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

The Company

With their core values of innovation, taste and value our client is a hugely successful manufacturing company producing a range of award winning chilled food products for the major retailers. They are now seeking a Concept Developer to help drive new projects, continue their success and retain their position as a market leader in their sector.

The Role

In this fast paced NPD role you’ll be responsible for the development and introduction of new product concepts, driving ideas through the creative development process whilst ensuring the end result is commercially viable. You’ll use your market knowledge of the latest food trends to interpret high profile customer briefs, turning innovative concepts into a profitable reality. You’ll also be updating existing product portfolios and driving continuous improvements to reach new heights of success.

You’ll take a hands-on approach in the development kitchen producing samples for internal presentations and customer requests, working within this tight-knit team to complete projects in line with customer expectations and timescales. In addition you’ll be sourcing the latest ingredients and raw materials whilst identifying new opportunities to enhance product flavour and performance.

The Candidate

Suit a graduate with a Food Science or related qualification who has some previous experience in a similar NPD role where you have demonstrated a talent for developing creative new products, confidently presenting ideas and crafting fantastic relationships with colleagues and customers. Self-motivation, resourcefulness and initiative are essential if you want to make your mark in this challenging role. You’ll have excellent communication and organisation skills along with a proven record of working in a team to achieve project targets.

If you have a passion for food and are looking for a role where you’ll think outside the box to make things happen in a successful food business then apply now or call Rachel on 0845 2600 737 for more information.


Although we do our utmost to respond to all applicants, there are times when this is just not possible due to sheer volume so if you have not heard from us within 5 working days then we are sorry to say your application for this role has not been successful.

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.