Development Chef

Recruiter
Blue Spark
Location
South East England
Salary
£negotiable
Posted
14 May 2018
Closes
11 Jun 2018
Ref
Y5609
Contract Type
Full Time

The Company

This established food business supply’s a wide range of innovative products to the UK retail and foodservice markets. They are now looking for an inspirational Development Chef to help with NPD projects and keep their portfolio fresh and exciting in line with the latest trends.

The Role

Reporting to the Head of NPD, you’ll be creating and delivering new to market concepts for major retail & foodservice customers whilst ensuring they are in accordance with the product strategy pipeline. Alongside managing a small dynamic team you’ll be refreshing existing ranges to keep up with the latest food trends as well as monitoring competitor products and performance.

You'll be using only the best ingredients and raw materials in order to accentuate product quality and taste whilst playing an active role in ensuring product concepts are commercially viable. Working with internal teams you’ll test new recipe ideas for production feasibility and use your culinary prowess to trouble shoot any potential manufacturing issues.

Additional responsibilities will include working with suppliers to source exciting new ingredients as well as working closely with customers to present product ideas and submissions.

The Person

Previous experience as a Pastry/ Bakery Chef within food manufacturing is highly advantageous, but more importantly you will have excellent culinary skills, a passion for food and an understanding of up and coming market trends. You’ll work closely with retail customers to drive categories forward with new products that are on trend and commercially viable. Educated to degree level in a food related subject, you’ll have excellent attention to detail as well as first class organisation and prioritisation skills. A strong team leader with the ability to inspire and engage others, you’ll be compelling and persuasive with a natural flair for influencing key stakeholders.

If you have a passion for bakery along with a creative flair to keep up with this fast moving company then this could be the perfect role for you. Apply now or call us on 0345 2600 737 to find out more.

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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.

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